How To Get Rid Of An Uninvited Guest

Stop Entertaining Negative Thoughts. A powerful way to battle negative thoughts.

Negative thoughts don’t wait for my invitation. They lurk in the back of my mind waiting for an opportunity to barge in. All it takes is one look of disapproval or a tiny step in the wrong direction and they show up like an uninvited guest. Instead of throwing them out I entertain them. Before I realize it, my party has been crashed and I’m left thinking I’m not good enough, strong enough, or worthy enough.

Sound familiar?

If you are overwhelmed by the negative thoughts rattling around in your head don’t worry. There is hope. God has provided us with a way to help quiet the noise in our noggins.

So how do we quiet the noise in our heads?

In Philippians 4:8 God’s word tells us to think about whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. In other words, if it isn’t positive, don’t give it another thought.

When my son was little he struggled with having a negative mindset. It was a constant battle for him. To help him battle his negativity, I would make him come up with five positive things to say for every negative one he said. And you know what? It really helped. Over time he became more positive.

This same concept can work for us.

Scripture is a powerful weapon to have by our side. In my last blog post, Don’t Get Caught Naked In A Snowstorm , I shared that Hebrews 4:12 tells us God’s word is like a two-edged sword. It’s sharp enough to slice through any negative thought we have.

2 Corinthians 10:5 says to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. If we can learn to take our thoughts captive and replace them with positive truths from scripture, we can have success in battling our negative thoughts.

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When those negative thoughts come knocking it’s important to have those positive truths from scripture handy when we need them. To help you do this I have created some printable scripture cards for you. These downloadable cards include my favorite bible verses to battle negative thoughts. I hope you will find them helpful. Please feel free to print them out and put them up around the house for easy access.

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Negative thoughts can be tough to battle, but with the right tools we can be victorious. Let’s stop entertaining our negative thoughts and replace them with positive truths from God’s word. Below you will find a list of powerful bible verses and a link to print out the scriptures cards. (There are four sets of cards.)

When we think we aren’t good enough God’s word says:

  • “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26 {NIV}
  • “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 {NIV}
  • “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 {ESV}

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When we think we aren’t strong enough God’s word says:

  • “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 {NIV}
  • “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 {ESV}
  • “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 {ESV}

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When we think we have no purpose God’s word says:

  • “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 {NIV}
  • “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 {NIV}
  • “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:13-14 {NIV}

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When we think we aren’t lovable God’s word says:

  • “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” Psalm 103:8 {ESV}
  • “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17 {NIV}
  • “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.” 1 John 3:16 {NIV}
  • “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1 {NIV}

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Join the conversation: Which verse are you going to use to help battle those negative thoughts? Can you think of another one to add to the list?

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you were encouraged to take those negative thoughts captive. ~Kelly

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