What we say to ourselves will determine our final outcome. About 2,010,000,000 results were discovered using “Self-talk” on a quick Google search.
Self-talk is your internal dialogue. It’s influenced by your subconscious mind, and it reveals your thoughts, beliefs, questions, and ideas.(online article)
Talk or thoughts directed at oneself.Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary
Self-Talk is identified as positive or negative. A lot of teaching today encourages positive self-talk to bring affirmation and support. Negative self-talk is blamed for creating mental disorders such as depression and anxiety.
According to Merriam Webster the first use of the term self-talk was in 1737. However, the concept of self-talk is not less than 300 years old as Mr. Webster has proposed for the use of the term.
God is the originator of self-talk. He commanded it. He explained it. He did not label it positive or negative. He called it “The Book of the Law”.
In the book of Joshua, God told Joshua to meditate (self-talk) the Book of the Law day and night. God said the self-talk would make Joshua careful to do all that was written in it. The outcome of the self-talk would be prosperity and good success for Joshua.
Since God is the same yesterday, today, and forever; His idea of self-talk hasn’t changed. God wants us to use His Word, The Bible. He wants us to self-talk His Word. The purpose of self-talk is to promote obedience to His way of doing things. When we self-talk our way to properly adhere to God, the path of our life is prosperous and we have good success.
It is not just about scripture memorization. It is about scripture self-talk. It is the internal dialogue that changes your thoughts, attitudes, and actions to be God’s thoughts, attitudes, and actions. It is a “renewing of your mind”. (Romans 12:2)
Begin today, self-talk the scripture day and night. Then, your way will be prosperous and you will have good success.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.Joshua 1:8
Here are some resources to help you get started
- 50 Most Important Bible Verses to Memorize
- 100 Scripture Verses to Memorize – An Essential List
- 21 Powerful Bible Verses Every Christian Should Memorize
- Top 10 Bible Verses for Your Family to Memorize
- 5 passages every Christian should know by heart
Written By: Anne Gurley