Hola Divas! We had the great pleasure of starting our newest Bible Study….Crash the Chatterbox! If you missed it….you MISSED it! Don’t worry, we will recap the Bible Study right here on the blog! So here goes….
Inside your head is a chatterbox.
The “Chatterbox” is the voice in our heads that utters lies. Lies unfortunately we believe. The chatterbox can be non stop, intimidating, insinuating, irritating and tiring.
The voice we hear quickly manifests into thoughts.
Thoughts that turn into emotions and reactions. (We reviewed a worksheet that listed how we react when we believe a thought. The worksheet is part of a process called “The Work” by Byron Katie. See the worksheet HERE.)
In Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God’s Voice Above All Others, Pastor Steven Furtick focuses on four key areas in which negative thoughts are most debilitating: insecurity, fear, condemnation and discouragement.
He also teaches four confessions to CRASH THE CHATTERBOX.
- God says I am-to overpower insecurity
- God says He will-to overpower fear
- God says I can –to overpower discouragement
- God says He has-to overpower condemnation
During session one, we focused on insecurity.
The chatterbox tries to make us feel insecure by attacking our identity:
-You’re not pretty or smart.
-You are not talented enough.
-You will NEVER get over ________.
-You are stuck and never going anywhere.
-You will be alone FOREVER.
To CRASH the chatterbox when it tries to make us insecure about who we are, we have to say OUT LOUD who God says we are.
God says I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:4)
God says I am the head and not the tail…above and not beneath. (Deuteronomy 28:13)
God says I am his workmanship. (Ephesians 2:10)
God says I am redeemed. (Romans 3:25)
It would be easy to repeat these confessions if the chatterbox is always forthcoming. But the chatterbox is a master of deception. It tells a little of the truth but distorts things.
Pastor Furtick gave us an example of this in Chapter 1:
Perhaps you should take steps toward spending more focused time reading your Bible, because God has so many promises and truths He wants to reveal to you today.
If you really loved God, you’d spend more time reading your Bible, like people do who have their priorities in order.
Both statements contain of seed of truth. The difference is the first statement has an undertone of AFFIRMATION. The second statement has an undertone of CONDEMNATION.
We can never tune out ALL the chatter—the lies in our minds—but we can learn to tune IN to God’s voice. The chatterbox says we are worthless and rejected, but God says we are His beloved children through Christ.
Watch the highlights of Pastor Furtick’s message “I know I am”. (Be sure to watch even if you attended Session 1…this video is different from what we watched in our actual study.)
To be prepared for our next study, please read chapters 1-7 in the Crash the Chatterbox book.
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