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Self-Talk

Pilot Knob Lutheran    Self-Talk   11/8/2023

What we think and tell ourselves matter. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, 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.  When it comes to worry, anxiety is lurking in the shadows. Anxiety is distress or uneasiness in our minds due to worry over a possible misfortune. It makes our heart race, palms sweat, and raises our blood pressure. Being anxious about what might happen involves negative self-talk. Remember 85% of the time our worries don’t happen. It is said that worry is the mental part of anxiety. It is a type of negative self-talk that promotes negative possibilities. This is beyond normal thoughts of danger and threats we all face and becomes a form of self-harassment and mental incarceration. On occasion we need to check and see if what we are telling ourselves and what we are feeding our minds are the truth. It isn’t uncommon to tell ourselves lies and not realize it, especially today with so much misinformation and AI generated stories. If worry is generated by what we tell ourselves and worry, if left unchecked gives way to anxiety and unchecked anxiety gives way to emotional disorders such as general anxiety disorder, hypochondria, guilt, a sense of incompetence, pessimism and depression disorders, then what Jesus said in John 8:32 is true on multiple levels: Finally, brothers, 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.  Dr. Roger Jennings has said: “We have power over what we believe, but what we believe has power over us: Power to heal or power to destroy.”What are you telling yourself?Pr. Bob Snitzer By the Way:Today: 3:45 Confirmation class.  November 12, 9:00 AM Morning worship. Sermon: Slay the Giant. 1 Samuel 17                         10:15 Sunday school for all ages.            2-3:30   GriefShare. Please tell others. For more information go to:

https://www.griefshare.org/findagroupor contact Pr.                                    Bob or Sue ReeseNovember 14, 5:45 Deacon meeting, 6:30 Council meeting. November 22, 6:30 Thanksgiving Eve Service. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the FC Food Bank.~ Past communiques and sermons can be read and heard on our website: www.pilotknob.org and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PilotKnobLutheran/

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