When you are critical and judgmental.
When you recognize and acknowledge every fault and intention.
Even if what you see is true, this ability to bring it to the surface of your attention will initiate destruction.
But none of this is the worst part.
The worst part is that you never speak any of this aloud.
This conversation, this talk, dwells completely in your mind.
Plus. It’s likely you are aiming your criticism at one of two people.
Either it’s someone very close. Someone you know well. Maybe a spouse, a parent, a coworker or your boss.
Or even more often, the conversation is with yourself.
For who knows you better than you?
Who can size you up and tear you down, better than you?
This conversation needs to stop.
Honest criticism about yourself or those around you deteriorates the very foundation of trust.
And you need to trust yourself. In order to make plans, goals and commit to keep them.
You need to trust those closest to you. In order to love, and grow, and journey together.
[Tweet “The worst conversations happen within the recesses of the mind and undermine the integrity of an individual.”]
So choose today, to do this:
[Tweet “Take control of your thoughts like you would a rabid dog coming near to an infant child.”]
Or as Paul puts it:
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
Or as Joyce Meyer says:
“Don’t reason in the mind just obey in the spirit.”
Create a Great Day! – AC