The Key of Talking to Yourself

by admin ~ January 28th, 2012. Filed under: Brandenburg.

Much of doing the right thing in your life, ending with your life with the greatest value, is talking yourself into who you are to be and what you are supposed to do. Yes, talking to yourself. We as human beings can, because of the image of God in us, reason with ourselves. By the grace of God, we can talk ourselves into the right thing and talk ourselves out of the wrong thing. Scripture uses various terminology in order to do this. One of them is “count.” James 1:2 reads: “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.” So here are some really bad times and they really are bad times. But instead of counting them as bad times, you think of them as good times. You talk yourself into them being good times. You use Scripture to do it. You are feeling like they’re bad, but you disagree with that and agree and say that they are actually good times. You aren’t lying to yourself. They are good times, because God says they are. This is also living by faith. Here’s another one (Acts 20:24): “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus.” Even if Paul felt a certain way about his life, he chose to think a different way about it, that was in line with truth. We use God’s Word to talk ourselves into right decisions and out of bad ones.

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