I blogged a little while back about my thought life. It’s a dangerous place for me to dwell. I know that. After some harsh realizations, I decided to finally give it to God and work toward cleaning out my thought closets.
Yesterday, I got my copy of Jennifer Rothschild’s “Self Talk, Soul Talk” in the mail.
Let’s just say, I nodded almost all the way through Chapter 1. How did she know my thoughts?
My steady flow of disapproving thoughts and self talk once formed a constant stream. I badgered, nagged, devalued, and said cutting words to myself. At times, all those dark, negative put-downs felt like a raging river, tossing me mercilessly until I thought I might drown in my own self-condemnation. At other times, they have seemed more like a constant drip-drip-dripping. Not loud and demanding, just a steady trickle of poison, creating an acidic wash of pessimism running through my mind.
This was one of my favorite quotes from the chapter. Looking at this again, I can’t believe how true it is. How will I ever be able to get a grasp on it?!? It’s almost overwhelming, but that’s when I remind myself that my God is bigger than this!
So, here I go! I’m going to dive in head first and see where He takes me!
Jennifer encourages readers to “try some soul talk from the Bible.” I’ll use a few of her choices to begin…
Paul tells us in Romans 12:2 to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
Solomon reminds us in Proverbs 23:7 that “for as he thinks within himself, so he is.”
These are scriptures I need blaring in the forefront of my mind. To keep me in check when I start unpacking unhealthy boxes of thoughts!
Please join me in praying through this journey. I’m terrified and excited at the same time!