Everyone knows who I am. Why can't I be as pretty as her? Every time I walk into Mellers he looks at me. Do they even care? Everyone asks me for help in this class because they know I am the smartest one here. Why go to the gym today when it won't make a difference because I am so fat? My team could not have won any of these games without me. My acne is the only thing they are looking at. My skirt is a little short today, I noticed a few head turns. This coke makes me feel happier. No one will notice if I am not around today. He thinks I am pretty in this picture, why else would he have liked it? I could teach this class better than this teacher can. My butt looks so good in these jeans. I am so lazy. Maybe if I go they will like me. I have to be funny or no one will care to be around me. She always looks so cute.
This is not real.
We trap ourselves in these patterns of consuming thoughts. We get stuck in our heads in a world that is not reality and we cannot distinguish truth from what is a lie. Let's fight back. Why do these thoughts consume us? How can you get out of this? How do you distinguish truth from lies? Our brains are amazing gifts that allow us to feel, discover, think, love - a gift that is not to be wasted. It was intended for marvelous glory - the glory of a God who sacrificed everything so that you might be set free.
"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." - 2 Corinthians 10:5