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!