I’m too loud.
My ideas are stupid.
I’m too much for most people.
They think I’m too weird.
I don’t fit in.
I don’t have anything worthwhile to say.
No one cares about my opinion.
I don’t have a story.
I am a failure.
I’m a horrible mother.
I can’t do what God has called me to do.
I’m not smart enough.
I’m not equipped.
STOP. Just stop. I’m so sick to death of Satan running the narrative in our heads. Y’all, we have GOT to take control of this running dialogue and recognize who and where it’s coming from… Not God, I can promise you that.
I realize this is a major issue that I’m oversimplifying here, but I think sometimes we make it way too complicated. Next time you hear these negative words scrolling through your mind, practice this with me:
- Put down the phone. I mean it. No social media, no comparing. PUT IT DOWN.
- Pick up the Bible and look up these verses: Psalm 94:19, Proverbs 3:5-6, 2 Chronicles 20:17, Psalm 92:11, 2 Timothy 4:18, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Corinthians 10:5, and Romans 8:1. These are TRUTH. Write these verses down on post-its, in your journal, wherever you will see them daily and be reminded to fight against the lies.
- Pray for God to show you TRUTH as you go about your day. For Him to drown out the lies and keep your focus on Him.
I spoke to so many women over the last week and their stories are so similar. They felt alone. They felt like their words and stories didn’t matter. They questioned how they were doing as a mom, a mother, a disciple of Christ, a leader–you name it. I hate it. Let’s choose right now to fight HARD against the lies that flood our minds on a daily basis and “take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).