What is your self-talk? Self-Talk is what you tell yourself about life situations. Most of the time people think the worse about people, and the events that are happening in their lives. They have been around people with a critical spirit, which causes people to believe there is no hope. They will make statements, “I want to change, but I can’t help myself, or it’s hopeless”. Sometimes they will introduce a chemical substance, which will intensify the feeling of no deliverance. Other times they might indulge in different things they may not normally do to temporarily sooth the pain. They try to run from their past mistakes or their present situation rather than face it head on. Did you know that the convicting power of the Holy Spirit is so strong that it can drive a man to drinking and drugging while trying to escape the conviction? Change in any situation requires focus and reframing the picture of the event as well as sometimes retraining your thought process. Why is change so hard? God has made His creation habitual in there cogitative process of life; people are a habit-forming creature, and do not like change. They do enjoy seeking self-gratification in there habits
When people see or hear things, they associate them with things from there past. Consider this, if your parents had told you “your stupid” all the time, then your belief of yourself is " I am stupid " , which is a lie. You are held in bondage of a lie in your mind. Truth is you are not stupid. People may be skilled in some areas but they don’t know it all. Each one of us are different in our own ways and things you may have knowledge of that others may nor have. Also we have to remember that the same God created all of us equally, therefore what we do with the personal gifts God has given us shapes and molds us to who we are or who we can be. You could be the one to make the difference. Scriptures state “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:29-32 (KJV) What is your coping level of crisis, and what do you do to find relief?
Be A Team Player
When a team is formed, it is made up of different people that come together to form a body to bring forth a vision and goals . When one team player tries to do it all (my way or the highway) or be an individualist, they limit the work that team can do and will fail to reach the goal. A Godly life is about a team that can do anything for Him.
Be Honest With Yourself
Stop; take an examination of your life. What lies are you telling yourself or have yourself believing ? What do you want to change? And don’t blame someone else for not doing it. Pray for wisdom about it. Read a chapter of Proverbs in correlation of the day’s date each day. Search the Scriptures, and seek Him! Don’t give up “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6 (KJV), He has you covered.
You must never forget: "The convicting power of the Holy Spirit is so strong that it can drive a person to drinking or drugs to try to escape His voice and to escape surrendering to the Lord." Dr. Darryl Whitaker
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Life Is A Lie?
In life it is easer to believe a lie than the truth. A lie causes a person not to have to take responsibility for their actions, only to live the way they choose. The truth causes action, a different way of thinking. Unfortunately, people will have fear, or get comfortable and stay where they are in life. Scripture states, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) What do you fear the most?
The Addictions of Life