Let Jesus Help You Heal Your Inner Critic
From episode: Healing the Inner Critic
You know, some of us really have an inner voice that's pretty painful and doesn't have a lot of patience for us. And I've definitely had that several times. I've had to learn to speak to myself and be gentle with myself. And the primary source for me learning to do that has been the voice of Jesus Christ in my life saying, no, no, I love you. I'm actually really enjoying this moment in your life. I've been waiting so long for you. I had a desire in my heart that you would exist and so that's how you are. Because you would not exist if I hadn't had that hope and that desire in me. You know, things like this that I just feel like he's said to me so personally. There are things that he said to all of us and obviously right here in the scripture, this is to all of us. So even if you're struggling to connect with the amazing and I believe very available voice of Jesus telling you how valuable you are, how important it is that you are in existence. Then you have the scriptures and the scriptures are full of Jesus. And the amazing thing about the word of God is that it is alive. It's living and breathing. And so there is a pulse behind it. But we all really do need to hear from Jesus. One of the things that has been commonly found to challenge our connection with Jesus Christ, and this is in my own experience, it's also in different inner healing ministries, you learn a lot about this. But when it comes to Jesus, sometimes we, in our past, we have learned to experience our friendships, our relationship with our siblings in a kind of destructive way. And maybe we even had to protect ourselves because of trauma or bad experiences with people that we should have been able to trust and should have been able to have genuine friendships with. And so sometimes that gets in the way of us being able to connect with Jesus. And Jesus, we know in theory that Jesus is perfect, we get that. But if we're not connecting with him on this romantic level, then it is, there may be a connection issue. And so, as you consider your friendships when you grew up, and those kind of things, then maybe you can begin to find the connection or find the place where the connection was distorted. And the Holy Spirit will help you in this. I don't know if some of you, as we were reading through Song of Songs, I know that sometimes these, you know, my darling, you are so beautiful, you are so lovely, and statements like this will trigger us. Like, oh, I just don't, I don't feel, I don't feel that way. And so those also, those moments like that can help us kind of key into maybe some, some things we're believing that may not be true because this is the scripture. And in this scripture, Solomon, you know, inspired by the Holy Spirit, is writing this to you. And some people actually wonder why the Song of Songs is in the Bible. I believe this is the purpose, that it is there to help connect us to the relationship that we have with this amazing Lord. It's not like something earthly, it is a heavenly, divine connection.