When I was a child I though only crazy people talked to themselves. I’d see bag ladies on the street pushing their carts and muttering only the Lord knows what to themselves. Whenever I would see this, I’d think “Look at that crazy lady talking to herself!”
Now that I’m older and understand that life takes no prisoners, I realize that it’s the SANE woman who has enough sense to talk to herself. Life continually throws us negative blows and overwhelming thoughts. Everyday there are a million voices telling us what we’re not and what we can’t do. But the woman who reaches deep inside and can preach to herself is the woman who survives. It’s the woman who will shut out the noise of the world and hear the beautiful words whispered from the Spirit of God that will make it. A woman who affirms herself with her own lips is a woman who can smile despite the blows of life.
Here’s what I currently have been saying to myself each day:
“I am strong. I am healed. I am an overcomer. I am a woman of excellence, achievement and purpose.”
I have a friend who recently told me that she says this to herself in the mornings, “Lord, I know that nothing is going to happen today that you and I can’t handle!”
What are you saying to yourself?