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Those Voices In My Head!

“You don’t have what it takes to manage this department. You can’t even manage to get to work on time.”
“Why can’t you hit the ball like your brother?!”
“You can’t lose weight.”
“No one will ever want to date  you.”

The mocking laughter; the bullying; the negativity.

Voices in my head. Lies, lies and more lies.  The devil gets in our heads and thoughts and enjoys the mocking and the name-calling and the sarcastic bullying.

But the voices of condemnation and negativity are  not true.  Maybe a sarcastic boss or a bullying coach thinks demeaning your character or tearing you down in front of others will be an encouragement but in reality it is usually something said out of fear or control or anger to make themselves feel better.

Maybe it was something that was said when you were younger and you can’t get that voice out of your head.  Maybe it was something that was said in a constructive way but you twisted it around in your head and made yourself feel worthless.  The devil likes to use these tactics.

You hear so many voices in your head that you lose sight of who you are and WHOSE you are.

But there is a voice worth listening to.  No it’s not the latest trending tweets or internet sensation.  It’s not the latest podcast or the top-rated late night talk show host.  It’s the Voice of Truth.  The voice of our risen Savior.  The voice of God.

You see, the Voice of Truth tells a different story.  The Voice of Truth says “you are a child of the  King”; “you are valuable”, “you have strength and power through Me.”

Casting Crowns has a song titled “The Voice of Truth” and in the lyrics of the chorus it says that there are many voices calling out to us but we get to choose which one to listen to.  We can choose the Voice of Truth.

Are you hurting today or feeling that you are worthless and unloved?  Does the voice of the devil have a hold on you making you think you are not worthy of God’s love?  Does the voice of lies have you thinking this world is the answer instead of Jesus?

Stop right now and shoot down those lies from the voice of destruction and choose to listen to the Voice of Truth because the Voice of Truth is also the Voice of Freedom.

Of all the voices in your head, choose Jesus because His voice brings strength and comfort, guidance and love. Choose to listen to the voice of Jesus today.

Shipwrecked But Still Sailing.

Example #1:  Vehicle “limping” down the road to the nearest gas station with a tiny spare tire.

Example #2:  Sweeper bound together with binder twine hoping to make it through one more trip around the house.

Example #3:  Umbrella held together with duct tape as prongs poke out of all sides providing just enough protection from the rain for today.

What do these three things have in common?  They are all busted but being held together by a “thread” to just get through until a “fix” comes along.

Casting Crowns has a song called “Oh my Soul” and one line of the lyrics is “and my shipwrecked faith will never get to me to shore.”

Is your faith shipwrecked today?  Do you feel like you are being held together by duct tape and binder twine; on your last spare tire being beaten down by the pouring rain?

Well there is hope!  The next line in the song says, “Can He find me here?  Can He keep me from going under?”  And the answer is yes!

Hebrews 11:1 says “Now faith is being sure of we hoped for and certain of what we do not see.”

Even shipwrecked faith will get us to shore.  And if we think we can’t make it but we know someone can help us, that’s when God shows up in the boat, life jacket in hand and pulls you in to Him.  You’re safe now because you’ve given Him control to get you to shore.

If your faith is shipwrecked today, don’t give up because there’s faith in a spare tire, binder twine and some duct tape to hold it together until you can get help.  Jesus is the help you need and He’s not “on the way”.  He’s already here.

I hope you can SAIL through your day with great hope, a little more faith and a big ole roll of duct tape!