I’m sure you have heard a pastor, teacher or professional counselor talk about reprogramming the old tapes in your head with new tapes; removing the negative thoughts, bad words spoken over you, and perhaps lies told about you. For the sake of keeping up with technology lets throw the tapes out and hook up to iTunes with some Beats wireless headphones.
When we keep our eyes and ears fixed on God and His word we find our listening experience personal and real. The Beats’ brand advertises to the secular world what God alone does for us on a spiritual level—similar to Beats, God cancels out the external noise making claims over our lives and makes it mute to our heart, soul, mind and strength while He speaks good words over us.
Do you have toxic people in your life? Are you involved in difficult relationships or impossible circumstances? If so, I’m certain you need to hear words of truth and encouragement.
Here is some good medicine for reprogramming the negative thoughts, or tapes, in your head. Don’t consider or believe the lies you have heard. Place the Beats headphones over your ears and listen to the declaration below. Memorize the words so you can speak truth over yourself when toxic opinions, hurtful words, or the out right lies of other people attempt to take over your thought life.
This truth applies to both women and men.
Let me leave you today with personalized scriptures to pray out loud over yourself or your situation.
How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them! Psalm 139:17 (NIV)
I demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and I take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)
Thank you, Jesus, that Your yoke is easy and Your burden is light. Matthew 11:30 (NIV)
… whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—I will think about such things. Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Thank you, Lord. You are my strength and my defense;
You have become my victory. Psalm 118:14
Tell the ungodly opinions and beliefs to take the issue to your Heavenly Father and to vanish from you in the name of Jesus!
Father, Your word says, “You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.” Thank you. I receive Your peace. Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)