“Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
Some psychologists have estimated that more than 75 percent of what we say to ourselves is negative. Such discouraging self-dialogue is detrimental to the journey of faith and the process of growing in Christlikeness. The solution is to be found in changing the script. The discipline of bible study and prayerful meditation on the word of God offers to us a new internal vocabulary that speaks truth into our lives, refutes the lies of the enemy, and provides the power and encouragement necessary to keep going forward toward our destination.