I don’t think it’s just me; I think it’s most of us. We have these little conversations in our head fairly often. I call it ‘inner talk’. It might be about something we’re concerned or worried about. It might be about a decision we’re needing to make, or it might be about our relationship with someone or any number of things. At any rate these little conversations have the ability to influence our lives in profound ways.
I think the key thing here is to know when this ‘inner talk’ is productive and when it isn’t. I know, for me, that I can get pretty worked up over things and I can move from calm and collected to discouraged or worried in just a short period of time. There’s a lot of times I go to bed with my mind on something and wake up during the night and engage in inner talk with myself. And most often it’s not very positive. It’s amazing how quickly I can go negative with these little conversations. It can leave me with an uneasiness and from time to time it can cause me some pretty major anxiety.
Here’s what I’m doing to remedy the negative thoughts:
1) Prayer; when we pray, faith is released...and when faith is released my perspective starts to change. I’m a lot more optimistic if I’ll just discipline myself to pray when I go negative with my inner talk and thoughts.
2) The Father’s ‘got my back’!; The Book says that “nothing can separate me from the love of God that’s in Christ Jesus”. So, whatever’s going on, I can trust that He’ll help me through it.
3) I’m More Than a Conqueror!: It’s just a fact that we’re going to have tribulation in this life but we’re destined, by Him, to overcome. So maybe, just maybe, there’s some redeeming value to this trial I’m going through.
*I don’t exactly have this one mastered yet but I’m working on it! I’d be interested in your ideas of how we can better deal with our ‘inner talk’.
PS- I do believe we can use these little conversations to speak life into our situations if we’ll just make our ‘inner talk’ positive and uplifting!
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I have lots of these little conversations…..I needed this today. Thank you!
Oftentimes, my inner talks become verbal….When Gary asks me who I’m talking to I tell him ” it’s a private conversation!”.
Seriously, reminding myself that God’s on His Throne…..living in me….and nothing I will ever face will be faced alone is my encouragement. Memorizing scripture to use in these times helps as well. My favorite is Psalm 139… He knows me.
Right on, Brenda!! When you start arguing with yourself….I’ll start to worry!! lol
This is so good, the last three months I’ve had these conversations with me, this month everything is smooth sleeping all night, like Jan. 1,2,&3rdi got serious with God in prayer, we think were serious were not, God knows when were serious, prayer is what He wants from us He loves our praises and thankfulness. All of what you said is so true, haven’t had any conversations with me, got rid of negative, do not want negative in my life! Andy keep on keeping on enjoy this so much.
Good to hear others talking about inner talk, because our enemy wants us to think we are the only one dealing with negative thoughts! I am working on reading some word daily, really has helped, so then the spirit reminds me of what I read and then I can inner talk some positive thought. Renewing the mind is not easy, but is very key thing to do 24/7
Right on, Mark! I’ve flunked the test a few times! Trying to do better! Thanks!!