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How to Speak Truth Over Your Negative Thoughts

Updated: Aug 19



What do you sound like in your own head? When you talk to you in your mind, what are you like?


Are you critical? Optimistic? Frustrated? Kind? Defeated?


Your brain believes your voice more than anyone else’s.


Our self-talk is powerful and has the potential to be a game changer especially when we are in a stressful situation.


It’s even more powerful when we take God’s word and turn it into a declaration over our lives.


So use your voice to speak truth and what you desire instead of what you are fearing or don’t want in your life.


Have you heard yourself say, “I’m a worrier.” Saying those words is declaring that belief over your future and increases the likelihood you will continue to worry. The same truth applies to being critical of yourself or angry with yourself.


Instead, say “In the past I have worried frequently; however, I now declare that I trust God with my future. I release worried thoughts into the capable and loving hands of God who cares for me and my loved one.”


Here’s a challenge for you today. I want you to remember this sentence:


“I declare that I have a sound mind filled with good thoughts, and not thoughts of negativity.”

Remember this sentence. Write it down. Make it your phone’s lock screen. Put it on a sticky note on your work desk. Once an hour, state it out loud - starting right now.


It may feel weird, but that’s ok. It’s better to feel a little silly than to feel stuck in worry, fear, anger, disappointment, or confusion.


Notice how it feels when you declare you have a sound mind. The more you say it, the more deeply it will become embedded into your subconscious mind, and the more sound your mind will become.


If that sentence doesn’t feel right to you or you want something different, choose a passage of Scripture and use the same method! Write it down. Put it in a consistently visible place. Speak it aloud to yourself throughout the day. Choose a verse that reminds you of who you are: beloved, worthy, forgiven. Or pick a verse that reminds you of who God is: loving, trustworthy, abundant.


You are in control of the words you speak over yourself, so pick some good and helpful ones.


You, yes you, have the power to create a healthier mind by choosing to declare the truth of God’s word over yourself.


I declare that as you speak this declaration over your life, you will be filled with greater peace and confidence. Go ahead, train your brain by practicing good and true thoughts.


If you need help growing in your abundant mindset and learning how to overcome negative thoughts, schedule a free call HERE to see if 1:1 coaching is the right answer for you.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Richelle Hoekstra-Anderson is an Abundant Life and Business Coach. Her coaching utilizes a variety of tools to help you gain clarity on how you are designed for significance. When you come to understand and appreciate your unique design, you create the mindset to help you meet current challenges and live an abundant life. Ultimately, you gain new insight and learn the skills needed to create a confident life of peace, balance, and joy.

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