Updated: Nov 22
What we say to ourselves or to each other really carries some weight.
Proverbs 10:11 The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.
I know I don't always talk to myself in the kindest ways. On the other hand I also know that I am very aware of how my kids talk to each other and call them out on it and tell them to talk kinder to themselves and each other....
So where is the disconnect when I talk to myself. Why don't I stop and correct myself?
Often times we can point out the fault in others before we can see it in ourselves.
Matthew 7:4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye?
I can sit here all day and tell my kids to be nicer to each other and themselves but then bash myself...that's a bit hypocritical.
One day I did something and I said on my gosh I am so stupid...my daughter who was probably 8 at the time said mom, don't talk about yourself like that.
First, I was happy she was listening to me but at the same time it stopped me in my tracks.
She was right.
Why do we do that?
Satan feeds us lies and God feeds us truth and so many times we believe the lie over the truth. I wish I could tell you how to stop that but I don't know fully because I still do it.
I read the Bible, I pray and I ask God to help me hear the truth but sometimes it just seems like the lies are louder.
We need to unlearn the bad things we have learned and remember that God is the truth teller.
The Bible tells us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made in Psalm 139.
That is what we need to remember and what we need to tell ourselves over and over and over again.
We are a child of the King who loves us unconditionally, who knows every hair on our head, and who sent His one and only Son to die for us so that we might live eternally in the Kingdom of Heaven.
I will try to be better.