The greatest enemy of my personal success is self-talk. That’s what I say to myself that no one else hears but everyone can see because it impacts how I live. I read isolated phrases from scripture, like Philippians 2:3:

…thinking of others as better than yourselves.

Philippians 2:3

and use it to justify putting myself down. My battle begins in the mind.

Paul said in his letter to the church in Corinth that it is necessary to take thoughts captive. Too often, I let them run wild through my mind, set up camp, influence what I believe about myself.

As you begin the holiday weekend, there will be lots of opportunity to interact with family, friends and neighbors – maintaining social distance, of course! 🙂 I encourage you to make your thoughts check in at the gate. Set a sentry there and make the thought defend it’s right to be in your mind. And if any of them make you feel less than a child of the King of the Universe – send them packing!

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:5

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