Words to live by

For the past couple of weeks I have been reflecting on self talk. Bolstered by my spiritual director, and armed with a book or two or on the topic, I have been trying to pay close attention to the self talk that arises in moments of stress. Some of it is so ingrained that it’s hard to pick up and to notice. Nonetheless, it has been obvious that I need to work on replacing the negative talk with positive talk. In a book titled Self Talk, Soul Talk by Jennifer Rothschild (a light, introductory book to the issue of self talk), I came across a list of affirming scriptural passages that have brought me much peace and joy. I thought I would share them here for anyone else who might find them helpful.

I am gifted with power, love, and a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
I am chosen for success. (John 15:16)
I am complete. (Colossians 2:9-10)
I am secure. (Romans 8:31-39)
I am confident. (Philippians 1:6)
I am free. (Romans 6:16-18; 8:1-2)
I am capable. (Philippians (4:13)
I am spiritually alive. (Ephesians 2:5)
I am God’s workmanship. (Ephesians 2:10)
I am welcome in God’s presence. (Ephesians 2:18; Hebrews 4:14-16)
I am sheltered and protected in God. (Colossians 3:3)
I am valuable to God. (1 Corinthians 6:20)
I am a member of God’s family. (Ephesians 2:19; 1 John 3:1-2)
I am God’s treasure. (1 Peter 2:9-10)
I am dearly loved. (Colossians 3:12)
I am being transformed. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I am forgiven. (Ephesians 1:6-8)
I am an heir of God. (Romans 8:17)
I am a friend of God. (John 15:15)


One thought on “Words to live by”

  1. What a great list. Self talk is incredibly powerful. I try to curtail any negative self talk, on a regular basis. It truly can impact your day.

    Happy Mother’s Day, I’m missing my mom even more than usual today.


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