Let your way of thinking be completely changed. Then you will be able to test what God wants for you. —Romans 12:2 How do you talk to yourself? Do you say harsh things that you would never say to a friend? Some of us say cruel lies we’ve heard other people say to us, perhaps when we were children. The negative things people say often burrow deep and distort our thinking. If you believe you’re a “failure,” you may think you’re going to fail in your health goals. So success will be that much harder. It’s important to replace false thoughts with true ones from God’s Word. Jesus says you are enormously valuable to God: “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Luke 12:6-7).
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands” (Isaiah 49:16). When the discouraging thoughts come, replace them with the truth of God. Food for Thought: God has numbered the hairs of your head and engraved you on the palms of his hands