We read this as a family the other night. We all agreed that we need to be talking to ourselves more!
“Why are people usually unhappy?
David Martyn Lloyd-Jones said it’s because people are listening to themselves instead of talking to themselves.
When you wake up in the morning, you can listen to whatever your thoughts are telling you
-maybe they are reminding you of something you did the day before,
maybe they are making you scared of something you have to do tomorrow.
You can listen and feel horrible. Or you can talk back.
You can remind yourself of what is true, and who you are.
Are you listening to yourself today… or talking to yourself?”
(The book goes on to say the following as well…..and who God is and what he has done. You can say something like: “Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God!” Psalm 42:11 (NLT) )
Pg 162, Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones