Happy beginning of the third week of 2017! 😉
Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
I hope this year is off to an awesome start for you. Today is page 16 in chapter one of your book called 2017. What have you been writing daily on your life pages? You should have 15 pages ‘written.’
Ok so onto my message for you…
A few weeks ago I was listening to the audio recording of one of my favorite motivational speakers. I had it on repeat. After my Morning LifeScope, my son comes down stairs and while listening to it, he says “mommy cut that off.” Paying him no attention, I keep listening. After multiples of him saying “turn it off,” he said something that struck my attention. He said, “mommy turn that off. If you keep playing it, it’s going to be in my head and I don’t want it in my head.”
I’m not sure if you caught that.
He said, “if you keep playing it, it’s going to be in my head.”
I wonder who and what you allow to keep playing, thus allowing it to get in your head and maybe stay there. I’m not even sure my son knows the magnitude of what he said, but I did.
Even as a 5 year old, he had enough sense to know that if you listen to something long enough, it gets in your head and you start to replay what you’ve heard over and over again. This is the very reason we have to be careful of what and who we listen to.
This is why we have to be careful of what we rehearse over and over and over in our heads.
You see, what or who you listen to has the power to influence you and your life as well as how you view yourself and your life.
Maybe you’ve being hearing you’re not good enough or you’re not qualified or you’ll never get married or nobody has ever done what you’re trying to do.
Ever wonder why you can hear a song in your head without it playing. You see, you heard multiple times, now it’s in your head.
Just like my son said.
So now that you know what and who you listen to can impact you, what are you going to do about it?
Here are a few suggestions:
- Change what you are listening to.
- Change who you are listening to.
- Rehearse a new story. You don’t have to believe what you hear.
- Be intentional with who you allow to speak into you.
- Be intentional with what you allow yourself to hear.
If someone begins to speak something negative over your life, reject it and replace with what you know to be true or what God says about you.
It’s a new year, do something NEW, something DIFFERENT.