It’s Time To Stop Squabbling with Your Inner Critic
Do you feel fat, not good enough, not smart enough, not attractive enough, or just not enough? Do you put yourself down? Why do you believe it?
YOU ARE ENOUGH
1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
It’s time you and your inner critic to have a heart-to-heart chat.
Are you your own best friend or worst enemy?
Psalm 139:14 says, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”
When our spirits came down to ‘earth school’, it knew God made us the way we are for a reason. Our spirits don’t understand low self esteem, but while it’s clothed in our mortal bodies, we may become tricked into feeling unworthy or not enough.
Curtis Childs WordPress blog, Off the Left Eye, discusses this in the video: Spirals of the Spirit. If you like this video and want to learn more of Emanual Swedenborg, visit their website here.
The correlation between Spirals of the Spirit and Self Criticism
The video talks about how we can change our spiral from the negative (turning away from the Lord), toward the positive (facing the Lord). We can change our thoughts on how we feel about ourselves. By squashing negative thoughts and self criticism, we can trust how God made us and therefore quieting our inner critic.
Negative feelings and thoughts about ourselves are from our inner critic. Loving thoughts and feelings about ourselves are from Heaven.
Once we change from thinking with an earthly mind to thinking with a heavenly mind, our inner critic will quiet down.
We stop listening to what we aren’t or can’t do. We start listening to what we are and can do. Once our inner fears disspate, we take chances outside our comfort zone. The first step is the hardest, but once we build a momentum, imagine what we can achieve!
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
1 Corinthians 4:3-5
But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.
I leave you with a reminder that with God, all things are possible. What do you do to quiet your inner critic? Share in the comments below.
Have a blessed day.