Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Change Those Voices
My favorite lyrics go like this:
You're so mean when you talk about yourself
You are wrong
Change those voices in your head
Make them like you instead
I love that part. I think it applies to everyone. Not just those who have suffered in ways we can't imagine, but also the regular average guy who hasn't suffered at all. The guy who has a good job, a wife and 2.5 kids. I think we all have those voices that tell us untrue things about how we can't do this or that, how we are not good enough to get this or that, that others probably don't like us because of this or that, and that we are simply no good. To anyone. Period.
As Pink sings in her song, these voices are wrong. As a Christian, I believe I am an amazing creature, fearfully and wonderfully made, and in God's image too! Sure, I forget this every single day, but that does not make it any less true. I think I (along with everyone else) am so used to hearing these voices, that I don't even realize when they fill my mind with doubts about my value. I get so used to hearing them, I forget to disagree.
It is when I begin to question these voices in return that things happen. I am brave enough to try something new. I believe I will succeed. I'm not overly upset when I don't, because I know I can try again. And if I can't do it...that is really okay too (although I don't think that will be the outcome). It does not affect my value at all.
When I think about this, I often think about running. And it seems the more I change those voices, the more I am willing to try to achieve. But this applies to way more important things than just running. I believe the entire course of one's life can change if they change the voices they are listening to. And despite what you may think - you DO have the power to change those voices. There is an amazing God to help you, and probably some friends and family as well.
So what are you waiting for?