Critical Cure

21 01 2008

Are you like me, acting as your own harshest critic, often being too hard on yourself from the inside?

I think it is good to be self-correcting but I also think we take it way too far at times. We often willingly ride the downward spiral of negativity to the point of sapping life and energy from our own selves. With help from the enemy of our souls whispering destructive suggestions to us about why we are a loser, stupid, lazy or selfish among other ugly traits, our self-image can take a serious beating.

How do we combat this sick cycle to
(BE)TTER? Jesus told us in John 5:24:

“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.”

Probably one of the most significant findings in psychology in recent years is that we have the ability to change the way we think. Our thoughts are not just the reactions to what we see and hear; they actually change what happens next.

The most effective way I have found to rise above getting down on myself is to read God’s words, then choose to think and act as if they’re true. That way I can quit thinking thoughts that are killing me and resume living my Better Life.

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21 01 2008
schierling

Well said!! Most people do find it very difficult to change the way they think about things, how they see people, what they have been taught. The idea that we can choose to explore new thoughts and ideas and the seek God’s Word for wisdom and the ability to change is profound. Great blog!

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