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Friday, October 7, 2011

Why you stay stuck 1

We all have thought loops and patterns that play over and over in our heads. The voice speaking the words may have change a little, but if we look back and listen very carefully, we can usually find the original voice. It may have been a parent, a sibling, a school bully...
The sound is different now, or the face attached to it may have changed, but it carries with it the same old message...
  • "I will never be good enough." 
  • "I am a fraud, they will all see through me."
  • "I’m going to screw this up."
  • "What was I thinking when I started this project?"
  • My personal favorite is, “You can do better.”
It sounds so innocent, innocuous and motivating... "You can do better.” But this innocent little phrase was not accompanied by love; there was no specific goal, no end in sight, no reward. “You can do better.” All stick with no carrot. But I digress…
If you're reading this blog, then you know that a source of truth for me is the living and active Word of God.
God has prepared our hearts and minds to be transformed by His Word. We must ferret out each lie; identify it for what it is, and reject the toxic thoughts associated with them.

Then we must replace them with a much better reel, a superior pattern; an upgrade, if you will. We must replace them with the inerrant truth of God’s word.


Proverbs 4:23 tells us to carefully guard our thoughts because they are the source of true life.
["Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."](KJV)
Proverbs 27:3a, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he..."(KJV). A more modern interpretation of this is that we are what we think about...all the time.

What message do you need to leave behind?

We are hard-wired to repeat our internal messages over and over. These messages that we play for ourselves need to be brought out into the light of day, and examined for truth. Why, 40 years later are we still calling ourselves unworthy? Why do we hide behind and in our fear? Our fear of success, our fear of failure, of not being enough, of being too much?

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