Do you pay attention to your thoughts and words?
Your thoughts and words are foundational to your best possible life.
There is no great life without thinking prolific thoughts and speaking life-giving words.
So, pay close attention to the dialogue going on in your heart and mind. Some days are more challenging than others. Things happen. The hard days require resolve and greater discipline.
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. (Ephesians 4:29, KJV)
Research shows that people who regularly attend religious services are more optimistic than those who are not involved in religious activity. Having faith in a higher power and a spiritual mantra helps our self-talk. We can talk to God about our struggles and not just talk to ourselves.
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. (Proverbs 13:3, ESV)
Your self-talk is of top importance. Self-talk is talking to yourself either aloud or mentally. These messages are both good and bad. Psychologists tell us that most of our self-talk is negative. Both good and bad self-talk has access to our mind and heart and forms our belief system.
Your words affect your beliefs, behaviors, and your emotional well-being.
Change your talk
The first step toward change is to become more aware of the problem.
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. (Psalms 34:13–14, ESV)
You probably don’t realize how often you say negative things. Your inner voice becomes your outer behavior. That is why you must choose your words carefully. What comes out of your mouth is either positive or negative. The choice is up to you.
Your words determine how you feel about yourself. It is critical to select your words with intention. Why? Because the words you speak are the thoughts you believe and, ultimately, the life, you live.
Your words can be constructive or destructive. If someone tells you that you are a loser and will never amount to anything, eventually, you believe it.
We can also say what God says rather than what we think. Personal scriptures and positive affirmations provide a great resource to re-frame negative thoughts.
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