I’m sure the rapper Ice Cube was referring his song: “Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself” in a different manner than what was revealed to me. Nonetheless, this song title says what I know to be true. I have to check my inside voice because she’s here to wreck havoc- she’s vile! And dangerous. And she kills confidence and dreams. She disparages very hope I wish to have. She’s uneducated- because she only has one train of thought. She’s obnoxious and intrusive. And she was apart of me.
I wondered why the advice I tell others is not the I tell myself. My council to myself is so mean: “You need to do this. You should do this. You gotta be better- better- better…” But my advice to others, even new people I don’t know, is always uplifting and in love: “You can do it. You’re awesome. Trust the process. You’re not perfect, no one is. Be gentle and kind with yourself.” It’s always words of hope, founded in the word of God.
I understand, many of the things that happen in my life are to build upon what I already have- it’s character-building at its finest. God is in the character-building business. Even though, I understand this process, I’d typically look at opportunities as something I may mess up. So anxiety is there because perfection is there then I miss the lesson. The opportunity is there to refine character. And our inner voice should serve as a moral of support. To help build something in us, that we usually don’t realize it needs to be built. When people say “Listen to your inner voice” that’s only effective if your inner voice serves you into your best self!
Therefore, it’s time to replace the criticizing voice with the sincere, motivating life coach. It’s time to cast out that disapproving, nitpicking, judgmental, faultfinding, unsympathetic, belittling voice inside. And welcome the voice of stillness, kindness, gentleness, praising, accepting, love, sympathetic and understanding- my authentic voice! My voice of innocence and wisdom that makes me faithful and true!
Affirmation: I AM my own best friend.
Today while I was praying, I asked God for clarity on a situation that was bothering me. I knew someone was in need and I didn’t help him because I didn’t feel like dealing with that spirit of drama. I asked the Lord to reveal an answer. Do I help or not? And it was revealed unto me while I prayed: he didn’t ask you for help. I recalled the previous text messages, and that was right. He asked if I knew anyone that could help him. But he didn’t ask me directly. I heard the Holy Spirit whisper in my ear, “he didn’t ask, he didn’t ask, he didn’t ask…”
Because of the repetitiveness, I had to look at this in the spiritual. Do we ask Jesus directly for help? OR do we always text somebody, make a post on social media and ask others to “pray for me?” Why not ask God directly and make your requests known to Him yourself? The Holy Spirit is saying: if you need something, ask. Don’t send Tommy, Susan or Mike to ask, nor beat around the bush- just ask! If you can text: Pray for me…, you can utter, Help me Jesus with…
When we don’t ask directly there are reasons for it. We either don’t believe God will supply that specific need, so why bother. Or the egoic mind wants to feed its victim mentality. Or you really don’t need the help, healing or deliverance at all. Human nature will approach needs like this- they convey their problems but won’t ask directly for help. In their minds they already made their requests known by opening up. They rather spill their life story and complain than ask for help. And if you don’t respond the way they want, they get frustrated. And so, the victim mentality continues. To me, this is what the egoic mind looks like.
If I knew there is a man not far from me at all, healing and delivering people from every sickness and disease, I would run fast to him and say I need healing from this….I need deliverance from this….I need help with this….I mean really people, come on. There’s no need to suffer the way most of you are. Just ask! Just make sure after you make your specific need known unto God you say, “In Jesus name.” That’s like applying the postage stamp to a piece of mail. For that request to be delivered, we must acknowledge the healing power of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.