to take care of self-condemnation you must also eliminate negative self talk.
long before psychology came around, GOD said your thoughts determine your feelings and your feelings determine your actions. if you want to change your life you’ve got to control the way you think.
our minds are really an amazing creation. it would take a computer the size of the pentagon just to carry out the basic functions of your brain. your brain contains over one hundred billion nerve cells. each individual cell is connected with ten thousand other neurons. and you are constantly talking to yourself. you’re talking to yourself right now.
research indicates that most people speak on average of 150-200 words a minute, but our internal dialogue that we carry on with ourselves (self talk) we do at a rate of 1300 words per minute. how? because our mind sees in pictures. and a picture is worth a thousand words. you can see a thought in a nano-second! you can communicate all kinds of things of yourself to yourself.
but the problem is a lot of you are like job. in job 9.20 (gnb) he says, everything i say seems to condemn me.
if you're typical, you are your own worst critic. right? you are. you’re always putting yourself down.
if you walk into a room and you walk in smiling, but inside you’re saying, “i’m fat. i’m dumb. i’m ugly. i’m retarded. and i’m always late. and i’m so un-coordinated, i might fall down walking in here. and i’d be a dummy!” ...it’s true! most of it is unconscious.
GOD wants you to stop putting yourself down. when you put yourself down, whom are you really putting down? when you say, “i’m fat. i’m dumb. i’m ugly. i’m no good. i have no talent.” you’re really pointing to the creator who made you. when you say, “GOD, i’m worthless. i’m no good. i can’t do anything” you’re saying, “GOD, YOU blew it with me.” that’s why GOD says it’s wrong to put yourself down.
just a thought from the front porch…