We all talk to ourselves in our heads. What sorts of things do you say to yourself? I’d like to challenge you to start listening in. When I began to do this, I was shocked by what I heard. I was frequently subjecting myself to a barrage of criticism. ‘I can’t believe I’m running late again. It’s ridiculous. No one else seems to manage to get themselves in such a rush every single morning. Unprofessional incompetent woman!
I realised it was as if I had invited a really horrible person to walk round with me negatively critiquing me.
I decided to have stern words with my inner critic and told her that if she didn’t have anything nice to say, she needn’t say anything at all. It’s taken a bit of practice, but I swapped my inner critic for an inner friend.
If you asked Jesus to say something to your inner critic today, what do you think he might say?