Grown Up Conversations was inspired by a scripture straight out of the Word of God taken from 1 Corinthians 13: 12-13 “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I reasoned as a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways. Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part ; then I shall know fully , even as I am fully known.”

My daily dialogues are for all those who are ready to put away childish behavior.

Today’s Topic is “Change the Narrative”

I am totally convinced that everyone of us has a conversation or several conversations happening inside of our head that we need to pay close attention to what is being said.

Depending on the season we are in the internal dialogue can be very depressing and hopeless. Those voices inside our heads are challenging to ignore if we aren’t prepared to put up a good fight.

To fight a good fight for healthy thoughts means that we must spend time in God’s Word regardless of what we feel or what we think we understand.

An overactive mind is Satan’s winning tactic. God’s winning plan is for you to keep your thoughts in tune with His voice. It always comes back to choices.

The reality is we will from time to time continue to experience seasons of an overactive mind but how we choose to fight back those internal voices will determine if we win the war.

Our biggest enemy is always ourselves and it takes a good fight and self discipline to retrain our mind. If you don’t fight to change the negative dialogues in your head your perspective on life and people will not change.

Be intentional. It’s time to break the ties with painful memories whether you were right or wrong. Holding family grudges does not make you or I strong – it makes us bitter. Forgiveness does not make you weak, it makes you free.

We can’t look to 2021 to bring us healthy internal dialogues if we leave 2020 with a broken heart or with a mind that is burdened with guilt and shame. They will tag along with you into 2021.

Genesis 41:51-52 says, “Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, saying, “God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father’s household.” And the second son he named Ephraim, saying, “God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.”

It’s time to forget all the hardships and all that took place in your younger years. God can and wants to make you fruitful in the place of your greatest pain.

Don’t live the SAME YEAR 75 times and call it a LIFE. Nothing in life exempts you or I from life’s storms but reading God’s Word protects our mind when faced with the storms of unhealthy internal dialogues. Take heart.

Time to change the storylines. What’s happening on the outside may or may not change – but what’s happening in your mind will change your health.  

IT’S PRAYER TIME: Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for a New Year with new grown up conversations. Help us to have positive conversations with ourselves each and everyday. Give us new healthy conversations with our friends. Keep us from pain that we may not cause pain to others. In Jesus Name, Amen

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