I hope you are all having a great weekend and a Happy Father’s Day. I have been thinking that I need to write more faith blog posts. I have been out of the habit lately, so today is the first installment of my Sunday Strength blog posts. I was inspired to write the post by a lot of things. Lately I have been listening to a lot of my friends, other women and teen girls talk about themselves mostly in a negative way. Us women (and men) put ourselves down a lot! Don’t get me wrong I do it too. However, since having 2 daughters of my own I am very aware of what I say about myself in front of them. That doesn’t mean I don’t say things internally. Our internal thoughts can really defeat us. I hear so many women say things like: I am not good enough, I am fat, I am not smart enough, I am a bad mom, etc. Whether we say these things out loud or to ourselves we need to stop. Sounds easy right? It’s not! Believe me! These thoughts are just the bad dude (aka Satan) trying to bring us down and we cannot let this happen. My pastor Scott Harrop said this “you can defeat your inner giants” and it really hit home with me. It won’t be easy but with God’s help and power we can do it. Proverbs 23:7 says For as he thinks in his heart, so is he [in behavior—one who manipulates]. We can not let these thoughts become our identity. Often times what we think, we believe. So when these negative thoughts, feelings or words come out stop yourself! Pray! Then remind yourself that you are not going to do this anymore (that is what I do) and replace those negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Don’t fight this spiritual warfare alone, put on the armor of God and battle to defeat those inner giants.
What thoughts are getting you down? How can you work on defeating those inner giants this week? I encourage all of you to write this down and pray about it.
I hope you guys all have an amazing week.