“I’ve tried to lose weight before and I always fail. I can’t exercise. I have no time for me. I’m just going to be fat and frumpy forever”. Is this the running dialogue going on in your mind right now? Don’t listen to those lies girlfriend! Replace those nasty statements with the truth!
Here in Ontario, Canada in the winter we have several feet of snow! I watch my neighbour who chooses not to shovel his driveway. He drives in and packs the snow under his tires. Eventually he can only drive in the ruts. However, when the temperature warms up the snow softens. I hear the revving engine and the spinning tires.
He’s stuck in those ruts he made.
Just like my neighbour we can get stuck. We think the same thoughts over and over again. We start to believe those thoughts are true. We get stuck in thought ruts.
“Your brain is programmed for the most dominate thought to win,” says Danna Demetre. When we think negative statements continually they impact us. Eventually our feelings and our actions follow these thoughts.
If you feel fat and frumpy it’s because you believe the lie that you are thinking and telling yourself. So what can you do about this nasty self-talk?
It’s time to replace those old thoughts with truth.
Danna says, “ to feel, or act differently, we must purposely think new thoughts and take new action.”
This new thought process is Biblically sound.
The Bible says, “ take every thought captive to obey Christ”. 2 Corinthians 10:5. God knows the power our mind has over us and He regularly cautions us to check our thoughts.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things”. Philippians 4:8
The very first thing God tells us to think about is truth!
God knows the struggles we have with our thought processes.
It’s time to identify the lies and write out truth statements.
To help you get started I have written a healthy self-talk statement to repeat throughout your day. This repetition will change your thinking, your feelings and eventually your actions.
Today’s little step: Start to identify the unhealthy self-talk that is going on in your thoughts. Replace those thoughts with this healthy self-talk statement. Repeat it out loud, throughout your day.
I am a beautiful, beloved daughter of the King. I am making small changes to be healthy. Every little step does make a difference. Taking care of me is important.