Talk to Yourself

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. (Phil. 4:8)

Some days we feel overwhelmed, drowning in tasks, daily demands, pressures and needs. We have been wise to do the planning and preparation — we have allocated our time well — but we still feel defeated and completely unable to fill our responsibilities. The temptation is real to be driven by those feelings. But are they truth?

Instead of telling ourselves:

  • “I can’t do this.”
  • “It’s too much.”
  • “There’s no way to succeed.”

We can remind ourselves that we have been called by God to certain responsibilities today. As we obey, we can take confidence in God giving us what we need to fulfill those responsibilities. That is how we faithfully live a life of godliness.

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,” (2 Peter 1:3)

Remember our ultimate goal is not the to-do list or the accomplishments. Day by day, we do what we need to do with our eyes on Christ. The words running through our minds can be focused on task lists and worry about when we will fail OR on Christ and His power.

We have what we need to live as we are called to live today — bringing glory to God in all that we do. Speak truth to yourself.

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