It’s been said that we all hear a little voice in our head talking to us from time to time. That little voice that tells us things. Some say it’s like a tape we hear over and over. (Tape as in tape cassette. Yeah, that dates me, doesn’t it?)
Some tapes say things like:
“This will never get better.”
“This is not what I expected.”
“I can’t seem to do anything right.”
“I’m a failure.”
The good news is that sometimes we can change that “tape” that plays in our minds. Change it into something positive, inspirational. Being a stepmom can be challenging for sure. So, maybe, just maybe, we can make another “mix tape” to play in our minds. (Back in the day…making mix tapes in the 80’s was super cool, even better when someone made one for you! Maybe a little Prince, The Cure, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Journey, The Bangles….oh man, those were the days. Anyway, I digress!).
Here are some ideas for my (and maybe your) new “mix tape” to play over & over:
“I am more precious than rubies.” (Proverbs 3:15)
“I am strong and courageous.” (Joshua 1:9)
“I am beautiful and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:14)
“No matter what I go through, God is with me and protecting me.” (Isaiah 43:2)
“All things work together for good for those that love the Lord” (Romans 8:28)
Today I am thankful that I can choose to listen to the “mix tape” of His truths and promises, not that little voice in my head or the messages the world gives!
What are you thankful for?