Avoid Negative Self-Talk
Humans love to give their opinions. In fact, people like to give their opinions so much that most people have a running narration in their head that is composed largely of opinions. This storm of noise is constant, and when there is not another person nearby for it to fixate on, people tend to turn on themselves. This is unfortunate because a storm turned inward rarely has anything pleasant to say. Instead, it fills you with negative thoughts about yourself. Since people love to give their opinion, this constant deluge of negative self-talk can start to drown out God’s voice. You start to believe the terrible things you are saying about yourself.
Take a deep breath and stop. You are a masterpiece. God created you Himself, and when you employ negative self-talk, you are saying God got it wrong. He made you incorrectly. This, of course, is nonsense. Focus on thinking positive things about yourself so that your internal storm of negativity does not drown out the love God is trying to share with you.