The Voices in Our Heads

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·         I’m not equipped or skilled enough to do that!

·         The ‘in’ crowd never wants to invite me in.

·         I’m not bold enough or have an outgoing personality.

·         My marriage will never look like hers.

·         Why do I feel so unwanted in my own family?

·         Why don’t my kids look like hers? (Education, athletic abilities, personalities…)

Satan is a pro at bringing up every hurtful word spoken to us, every rejection, and all those times we wished we were this or that. The echoes can cause us to shrink back from our calling. We may withdraw from our church, friends, marriages, children, and probable relationships. Worst of all..our relationship with Christ may suffer.

So what do we do with all of these voices in our heads? How do we plow ahead through insecurities, bits of bitterness, fear of rejection, or the want for more?

Colossians 3:12 tells us something we can trust, believe and walk out:

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Every day, I walk into my closet and choose what outfit I will wear for the day. I also choose to clothe my heart with things like compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

We often let discouragement speak louder than God’s Word. It will take some work, but with daily prayer, and by using Scripture to fight the battles for you, as Paul instructs us in 2 Corinthians 10:5, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

Till next time, friends,


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