This weekend, I jetted down to Southern California for a quick family trip. Traveling is always a little crazy, but sometimes, getting away helps me slow down a bit. On Saturday, I did something I haven’t done for a while – I stopped and listened to the voices in my head.
I don’t know where these voices come from. They don’t talk like my family, or my friends, or my coworkers, or any of the people I know and love.
So I guess they come from me. Or maybe – from an Enemy.
Most days, I just let it go. I let them say what they want. Because the reality is, a tiny part of me thinks…they’re right.
And most days, it’s hard for me to hear these voices very clearly. They whisper. They stay in the background. They avoid talking loud enough to be really noticed.
But this time, I stopped. And I really listened to what the voices in my head were saying. They said, ”You’re not good enough,“ ”You’re a failure,“ “You’re fat,” and “No one will ever love you.”
And I thought – I would never allow the people in my life to talk to me like that, so why should I allow myself?
Why do humans do this? We beat up on ourselves. We feed ourselves lies. And we believe them.
I am loved. I am worthy – not because of what I’ve done but because of who I am – a daughter of the King. I am His daughter and that is enough. I am enough. Because I know the One who is enough.
He loves me regardless of what I say or do or think. He loves me at my best and at my worst. He wants to know me. He is a voice in my head, but a very different voice. A still small voice that I hear sometimes when I’m driving late at night, that says – turn off the radio and talk to me. He’s the still small voice that is louder than all the other voices in my head, saying wait – stop for just a minute and listen to those voices: they’re lying to you.
Do you have voices in your head? What do they tell you? If you’re listening to lies, you don’t have to. You can fight lies with truth. And the truth sets us free.
So if you want to be free – stop listening to those lying voices and start listening for the still small voice.