God has given us the ability to choose the dialogue we believe and respond to.
Winning the war of words inside your mind means learning to defy your inner critic. Charles Spurgeon warns, “Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.” The internal chatter, those lies that we carry inside ourselves and believe, keep us from accurately and actively hearing God’s voice.
Our most immediate problem isn’t the devil on our shoulders but a deeper reality about the condition of our hearts and minds. Eighty percent of our thoughts are not only devoid of any power to help us but actively work against us. Those thoughts are filled with incoherent, repetitious speech. They are incessant and compulsive in nature, filling our minds with wearisome talkativeness. These thoughts inundate us, they are designed to wear us out until we don’t want to try or until we have no idea what to do or how to answer our growing list of doubts and deficiencies. Most people go through life thinking God never speaks to them when in fact He’s always speaking. To everyone. Always directing. Sometimes warning. Sometimes affirming. But we hear so little of what He says because our consciousness of His voice is obscured by our mental static.
At its worst this static prevents us from becoming what we could be. It leaves deeds that could have been accomplished lying undone. It is the Enemy’s (Satan) goal to lure us into accepting his lies and limitations at face value. Insecurity is a powerful source. When we allow the static of our thoughts to produce insecurity we allow insecurity to override God’s purpose in our lives, implying that God did not get it quite right.
Here is the thing….. The voice you believe will determine the future you experience. God has not chosen us blindly. He has chosen you while totally knowing even the worst parts of you, then you no longer have to live up to anything. Insecurity cloaks itself in the guise of comparison. Nothing can kill contentment and feed insecurity like comparison. Remember: every weakness you know about yourself, God knows in greater detail than you could ever imagine. He knows the defect as well as what causes the defect.
Before you were born-before any of your defects were apparent you-they were absolutely apparent to God. That did not stop Him from calling your name and setting you apart. He placed you on the earth at certain time for a purpose, His purpose. Because in Christ, who you are matters infinitely more than anything you can or cannot do. God has created you, has given His Son for you, has sent His Spirit to live inside you. He restores broken people and gives strength to the weak. You are now empowered though your identity in Him and His strength in you. This is the antidote to insecurity.
God has given us the ability to choose the dialogue we believe and respond to. Winning the war or words inside your mind means learning to defy your inner critic. The voice you believe will determine the future you experience.
What is the static inside or your mind telling you?