I talk to myself a fair bit. Sometimes out loud. There is a constant narrative – internal or external – of self-talk and ongoing attempts to give words to the things I’m seeing, experiencing and processing.
You might be the same. You conduct whole conversations with yourself – playing both sides – asking and answering. You commentate your activity. You imagine what others might say to you.
More often though, I find myself intensely impacted by what others are saying. I’m listening for affirmation. I’m waiting for direction or instruction. I’m hopeful for them to tell me I’m acceptable. I’m letting their talk define something of how I see myself, where my identity is found.
I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Lam 3:24
I say to myself God is enough. He has all I need. His opinion of me is the one that matters. His guidance and His truth are my stay.
I say to myself. I will wait on Him. I will trust. I will rest in His peace and provision.
What do you need to say to yourself today?