Do you know what you are thinking about?
Do you trust all of your thoughts?
Well, you shouldn’t. Especially if they are self-deprecating ones like, “Why are you trying so hard? You know you’ll never get there. You’re worthless. You’ll never make it. Stop before you embarrass yourself. It’s not worth it.”
If you’re haunted by thoughts like these, pause for a moment and repeat after me: “I am more than enough.”
While there are many more affirmations we can say to ourselves, let’s start here. Say it again: “I am more than enough.”
I make sure to assess my thoughts daily to see if they align with what my Bible says about me. Here are a few verses that overrule any thought of my being worthless:
- “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phillipians 4:13).
- “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” (Philippians 1:6 NLT).
- “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!” (John 14:12-13 NLT).
- “Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it” (Habakkuk 2:2 NKJV).
- “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us ” (Romans 8:37 NKJV).
If my thoughts don’t align up to the good and perfecting thoughts of my God, then I need to ask myself the following questions:
- Who am I around?
- What am I listening to?
- What am I reading?
Once you’ve answered these questions for yourself, you can do a “check up from the neck up” as my dad would say and change up some things.
Many self-deprecating thoughts stem from our childhood. Maybe someone close to you spoke lies over you, and you believed them. DENOUNCE them. Speak against every negative thought and say the opposite thing. “I am worthy! I am good enough!”
It’s amazing the transformation that occurs after we pinpoint our negative thoughts as outright lies. Once we identify them as lies, we can make the conscious decision to change the way we think about ourselves. We can declare the truth. And after that, we can live our best lives!