How many times in our lives have we allowed situations to be dedicated by our thoughts? Words like, “You are not good enough, pretty enough, or you can’t do that or you will never change”. Sound familiar? Especially when someone has offended you over and over again, those thoughts begin to get louder and louder. Have you ever sat back and wondered why do they seem so magnified in the midst of a situation?
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour ( 1 Peter 5:8, New International Version).
Those thoughts are created by “The Hurt Whisper”, the enemy himself is out to destroy us, paralyze us from pushing forward, keeping us from our dreams that they eventually enable us. When we seem stuck in an area of our lives and do not know why. He comes in so sly and drops little seeds eventually you have a “garden of lies”. Quite frankly we are keeping him in business every time we play those thoughts over in our minds. To the point that they become part of us and see it displayed in our responses, actions and behaviors within our homes, workplace and towards our family.
The Hurt Whisper knows that if we continue to hit “replay” that recorder will turn on listening and taking it in, like a student taking notes from his professor. Then wonder “Why am I still struggling in this area or why can I get out of this situation”.
How do we start to combat “The Hurt Whisper”? With the word of God, with submitting those horrible thoughts that are trying to destroy you. We begin by exposing those thoughts to someone who can hold you accountable.
When those thought are whispered in your ears ask, “Where is this coming from” Does this align with the word of God? God says, “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, New International Version).
So, what is being whispered to you?
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free ( John 8:32, New International Version).