It is so interesting to me how our mind is such a major battlefield. And I’m sure you all know what I mean: the chatter that goes on in our heads all the time. It wouldn’t be so bad if the chatter pronounced good upon us…but no, the chatter is primarily negative for most people. Like, “that was stupid – why did you do that?” or “you’ll never be able to do that – you’d better quit before you embarrass yourself” or “what will everyone think if you do that?” Sound familiar? For better or worse, what we tell ourselves in our head is a huge predictor of what we actually become. So, if we say, “I will never be able to do that,” then that is true. We won’t. But if we say, “I can totally do it,” then that is true. We can.
So then we take this great leap of faith right off the cliff…choosing to believe in ourselves or that thing that perhaps we thought God was telling us to do…and what happens? Chatter. The predictable doubt that descends on the morning after. That ferocious fear that desires to mercilessly steal, kill or destroy the hope that was born in the midst of that faithful leap. Word for today: DON’T LISTEN. Trust that what has been spoken into you on that deepest level, that message that says “trust that you can” or “trust that I am with you” or “trust in Me” is the accurate message. Here’s the test: How has the chatter worked for you in the past? Are you more successful, happy, more productive by listening to those negative thoughts? I didn’t think so. Then here’s a happy toast to giant leaps and deliberately turning the dial to another station besides the meaningless static of a fearful mind…and to turning predictable doubts…into predictable victories.