What’s a story you tell yourself?
We tell ourselves multiple stories throughout the day.
You know, the stories we tell ourselves when we look in the mirror [if I could change ______, I’d be more happy]. The stories we tell ourselves when someone doesn’t smile and wave or respond immediately to a text [they must be mad at me]. The stories we tell ourselves when we scroll through social media [ok the stories we embrace on this platform are too enormous to even begin to list, but you know there are untrue “stories” you are speaking out to yourself].
Brené Brown talks about the stories that we tell ourselves. How we are creating stories that are likely inaccurate and certainly not based on full context, often rooted in assumptions.
And yet we tell ourselves the story, possibly multiple times, enough to believe it and anchor it in our soul.
What story are you telling yourself is an important question because those stories that we tell ourselves are fed by our THOUGHTS.
Those thoughts that are creating the stories, even the ones that are completely inaccurate, are leading us to specific FEELINGS.
Those feelings will inevitably create ACTIONS that turn into HABITS.
Habits in how we think, how we treat others, how we react to challenges, how we view others, ourselves and even God.
Our habits design the bigger story that we live out. If we aren’t careful with our THOUGHTS they will write a story that we don’t want to tell with our lives.
So here’s the question.
What is feeding your thoughts? What are you thinking on? What are you embracing?
Philippians 4:8 Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there’s anything worthy of praise think about these things.
What story do you want to tell with your life?