Self Talk, Soul Talk: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Jennifer RothschildPopular Women of Faith speaker and author of Lessons I Learned in the Dark, Jennifer Rothschild, has a message for every woman: Words are powerful. Especially the words women speak to themselves. All too often what they say to themselves when they lie in bed at night or look in the mirror in the morning is not even close to the words God wants them to speak to their souls.
Scripture has a lot to say about this soul talk. Because many women feel overwhelmed and struggle with issues of self-esteem, depression, and discouragement, Jennifer shares practically and helpfully from her own life and from Scripture to show how every woman can turn her words—and her life—around for good.
She offers 7 powerful things a woman can say to her soul, including:
Press On – March on my soul, be strong (Judges 5:21)
Look Up – My soul, put your hope in God (Psalm 42:5)
Chill Out – Be at rest, O my soul (Psalm 116:7)
Self Talk, Soul Talk is perfect for individual or small group study and includes interactive pages and Scripture passages for digging deeper.
The Difference Between Self-Talk and God-Talk
D o you struggle with negative thoughts? If so, you know that it has a snowball effect of failure leading to poor choices and regrets. Through time, effort, and a strong desire to be free—you will overcome through the power of Christ by following essential six tips:. Sometimes we entertain negative thoughts because of what others have said to us. We were created for a divine purpose and God knows how to use our weakness to bring strength to the body of Christ. By memorizing and meditating on Scripture, we can renew our pattern of thinking to reflect what God says rather than what man has said. Pray and search for selected passages of Scriptures that encourage your thoughts towards righteousness and truth.
What I am going to talk about today is something that I began to be aware of in We taught it on video 27 of our Free Indeed video series. It is called self-talk in the psychological world. Or more simply the Bible would call it thinking. What you say to yourself when you think. This is a problem I, as a minister, faced for years. Many of you might have faced the same problem, not only with others, but with yourself.
Long before psychology came around, God said your thoughts determine your feelings and your feelings determine your actions. Our minds are really an amazing creation. It would take a computer the size of the Pentagon just to carry out the basic functions of your brain. Your brain contains over billion nerve cells. Each individual cell is connected with 10, other neurons. You are constantly talking to yourself — all the time. Research indicates that most people speak at a rate of to words per minute, but the internal dialogue that you carry on with yourself self-talk is more like 1, words per minute.
Suggest a Verse
Psychologists speak of self-talk, the art of telling yourself certain things that influence your attitude, actions and speech. We all talk to ourselves. Whether or not this is a good practice depends largely on what we are saying, and whether it is true and helpful. I love these thoughts from our dear friend Joni Eareckson Tada:. There are very few days when my soul does not require a good 'talking to. Sometimes quadriplegia is just plain tiring—add to it chronic pain, and it can wear on the soul. It's why when I deal with pain I often pray, "Why are you downcast , O my soul?