Talking to Yourself

Anyone here ever talk to themselves?

If you said no, I don’t believe you.

Whether you talk to yourself out loud or not, you do talk to yourself. It happens when you think, “I can hit the snooze button one more time,” and, “I can probably do that tomorrow.” It happens when you argue with yourself, when you really want that cake, but you made a New Year’s resolution. It happens when you realize it’s probably the most intelligent conversation you will be having today. It happens when you have a brilliant idea that you need to practice before presenting. It happens when you have an important decision to make and you are weighing the pros and cons. It happens frequently throughout the day in many of your decisions.

Talking to yourself is a good thing, as long as you are saying good things. Sometimes you can convince yourself that a bad idea is a good one when you talk to yourself enough. Sometimes you can avoid doing something bad if you talk to yourself. But you’ll only have good self-talks if you have good thoughts, and you won’t have good thoughts unless you talk to the God who keeps your thoughts clean. Let God in on your self-talks. He makes them more interesting and more intelligent.

Sometimes we don’t let God in on our self-talks. This usually happens when He has told us something that we don’t like or don’t want to do. We talk to ourselves about how to justify what we are currently doing, or how to justify not doing what we should be doing. Don’t let yourself get away with talking like that. Ask God to correct you and to teach you the correct things to say to yourself. It will make things easier. Things won’t always be completely easy, but they will be easier.

So by all means talk to yourself, but don’t forget to let God teach you wisdom. You’ll keep your sanity a lot longer that way!


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