How do you get rid of negative thoughts towards yourself, your relationships or your past? Some may say renew your mind with new ideas, new thoughts and/or surround yourself with positive people. I do agree with all of that and I even tell my clients to do the same things. But sometimes when you have no books, tapes, webinars and/or no one around. I have found that if we are willing to listen, God has a way of canceling the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we decided to accept spoken by others over our lives. He cancels the lies with His truth, which is liberating, kind, loving, and outright powerful. And that is what a loving parent does isn’t it?
For instance, I had very low self-esteem when I was in high school (funny thing, people who know me now never believe this). I remember one-night driving, feeling bad about myself and crying out to God, telling Him that I was ugly, and no one would want me. I remember His response so clearly, “You are calling me a liar.” My response to Him, of course, was, “No way, God. I would never call you a liar.” He then responded, “Didn’t I say that everything I have made was beautiful, good and that you are fearfully and wonderfully made? So, when you call yourself ugly, you are calling me a liar.” That response hit me like a brick! But it was the truth.