Jennifer Rothschild’s books Self-Talk, Soul Talk, and its companion workbook, Me Myself and Lies, inspire me in my journey to improve my internal dialogue. Jennifer shared in her blog a couple of weeks ago:
How do you become your own consoling counselor when life hands you a big disappointment?
1. Tell yourself, “It is what it is!” In other words, accept it.
2. Tell yourself, “You won’t always feel this way.”
3. Tell yourself, “Something new or better is around the corner.”
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Well said, Jennifer! When I accept disappointment and allow God to be in control, I relax into the situation better. I know that something good is on its way. When my free-lance articles get rejected (and believe me, I get a lot more rejected than accepted!), I figure it’s only a matter of time till one gets published. God’s never let me down in the past. Why would He begin now?
God’s been faithful to us in the past, and He’ll speak to us again in His time. When we remember His goodness to us, we deposit strength into our current circumstances.
Do you keep a record of prayer requests? Do you journal? If not, I challenge you to begin one today. Make it simple. Write one sentence of what you heard in prayer. Or draw a quick sketch of an image you see as you pray. I would love to hear from you about your journal. Let me know!
How do you console yourself when life hands you a big disappointment? Where and when do you find it easiest to hear the voice of God?