Changing the Narrative | Series Message 4 of 4 in Our Inner Critic and Our God
1 John 3:1-3 (NIV) “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.”
As we come to this final message in our series on our inner critic and our God, it’s time to issue a challenge —
change the narrative!
That voice you have going on in your head is weaving a story, a narrative is being created that shapes you, that shapes how you interact with others.
Take hold of the story. Let God help you write what it’s saying. As a matter of fact, let God do all the writing for a while. He writes great stories.
As John so beautifully reminds us in our verses for today, we are lavished with love and called children of God. That is our most important identity. No matter what the inner voice hopes to say, we can check it against the only reality that matters, our status as children of God.
We can trust that God gets our crazy inner voice because Jesus got it. He was tempted just as we are. He heard the enemy loud in His ear, telling him to choose the easy way, to satisfy himself, to do what would make him popular. He gets it. Life’s stinking hard. The struggle is real.
And with Him and through Him, we can change the narrative. We can rest in his confidence and that will give us the courage we need to fully engage our inner critic. We need to expose every lie and to acknowledge every truth. We want to face them head on.
So as we wrap up our series on our inner critic, I challenge you to change the narrative. You can in God’s hands have the confidence and courage to stand against the inner critic and win.
(Some people might need counseling to get to this point, so don’t overlook finding help if you feel you aren’t making progress.)
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Connie Benoit Sirois
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