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Lisa-Jo is the best-selling author of Never Unfriended and Surprised by Motherhood. Her newest book, The Middle Matters: Why That (Extra)Ordinary Life Looks Really Good on You invites us to get a good look at our middles and gives us permission to embrace them.

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  1. Just last week I started to understand “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” for the first time ever, I think. “There is no condemnation!” Not just at salvation, not just when things are going well, but All The Time!! That’s a great one for telling the voice in my head.

  2. Lisa-Jo, you have no idea how much I needed to read your words. For the past week, my inner voice has been belittling me, and I’ve let it beat me down. I’ve been so unhappy and desprately trying to ignore the voice, to no avail.

  3. i let the “devil static” (i love that term!) take over mylife before. i listened to it 98%. and i became phyisically and alarmingly ill. and my marriage suffered. and my life was just nearly destroyed. but god. i learned to listen to his truth and the people he placed in my life through whom to speak some of it. the freedom? amazing.

  4. Lisa-Jo,

    I played the game I always play, the one where I guess which author wrote “today’s” (in)courage post. I was more than a little surprised when this was YOU (I forgot your instagram when you were done that I had seen earlier 🙂 ). Do you know how ENCOURAGING it is to me when I hear you ~ someone I’d never believe would hear these voices ~ admit to hearing them?

    Of course I know the remedy…but I tend to ignore it. Thank you, sweet friend, for reminding me :). xo

    • It’s funny, isn’t it – how we all assume we’re the only ones? I was worried folks would think me crazy with this one and then Mandy said she had the same voice and I was so surprised. Sneaky, tricky devil static. We beat it back with truth and friendship! Love to you and Venice today!

  5. Lisa-Jo, thanks for great insight! I think women are particularly vulnerable to the “pop-ups” in our head. The best pop-up blocker, as you said, is Scripture: I am a new creation! I am forgetting what lies behind, and pressing forward! God is restoring and rebuilding! I am not thinking about the past, but even now I see the new thing that God is doing!
    (And of course it helps to say them out loud, with exclamation points!)
    Blessings to you.
    M

  6. I started reading this and the first thing/person I thought of was Holley. She’s so great at killing off the devil static, both in her and other people’s lives.

  7. I just love this! I know we all get caught up with the devil-static. Its only purpose is to drown out the loving voice of our Heavenly father. Let’s superglue the dial to the right station! (Sorry- I just realized the dial thing reveals something about my age!!) But you know what I mean!

  8. Yes, yes! I had the same discovery yesterday, and the voices in my head (ha!) had the same response. I repeated the same practice this morning when I woke up tired and discouraged and anxious and inadequate… and I spoke God’s truth over myself! I am redeemed and whole and safe in the palm of my Father’s loving hand. I have been battling the devil’s static for many months now, but this is the first real victory I’ve experienced – praise God!

  9. The verse from Zephaniah was part of my reading for today! I needed this little follow up to my reading that verse. Lisa-Jo thank you for being transparent in a world that hides from such honesty.

  10. Oh.
    Love this.
    How clearly articulated… This struggle that EVERY woman deals with so regularly… and how beautifully addressed… And silenced.
    Excellent.

  11. Really needed this today. My inner voice has been on a rampage this last week. I was starting to believe the “I’m not good enough” I was hearing constantly. Thank you for giving me the courage to tell my voice ENOUGH!

  12. This post is most certainly the grace I new today.
    Thank you for opening your heart wide enought to let the ugly out and sharing it with us. Many blessings!

  13. Lisa-Jo,
    That’s my girl! I love the notion of devil static, that you kept talking, singing in fact, and won the argument. Go you! Good job, God! (a friend said that recently and I’m so in love with it…)
    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing, and making my day.
    Peace and good to you dear heart.

  14. Thank you for the great reminder to turn off the devil static with scripture! This came at the perfect time for me, right before embarking on a new ministry that I feel totally inadequate to handle! I have been listening to the whispers about my inadequacy for too long! THANK YOU!
    I also loved the imagery when you wrote: “to rescue me from a brutal kidnapping He sent His only Son unarmed into the drop spot.” What a great picture of the great price that was paid for my sins!

  15. Oh my gosh…how timely this post is for me! That inner negative voice has been really loud lately, for a long time it has whispered and recently it has been shouting at me about many areas of my life. The prevailing thought has been; “you are not good enough at ____” (fill in the blank with pretty much anything)! Reading this post and putting the idea of those negative thoughts coming straight from Satan, “devil static”, is truly eye-opening! I need to soak in more of the word of God and shield myself from the barage of negatives that weigh on me. Thank you for sharing this post today, I certainly needed it!

  16. Preach it, sister. You just gave me a pair of boxing gloves, and I’m going to whack my inner voice in the mouth now, too.

  17. I have the same station playing in my head. I like your term “devil static.” May I use that phrase? It fits perfectly doesn’t it?! And it serves a good reminder of what the noise truly is: static from Satan himself. Nothing true or real about it. Only the shed blood of Jesus is true.

    Thank you for this thought-inspiring post.

  18. Lisa-Jo

    You have been inside my mind for the past 6 or so months. I have heard, almost daily, “you’re stupid, dumb, not good enough” . I usually succumb to crying and getting upset/mad & going for a walk. There are times, usually at home, when I will pretend yell “Get thee behind me Satan” “Go back to Hell”! 🙂 That works quite well for me. I also listen to Christian music & try exercising–all good ways to fight the “devil -static” thrown at us to tear us down!

    Thank you for being open & honest about something that affects a lot of women! Praying for all of you out there!

  19. Amen and amen!! I listened to that voice for nearly 36 years, and it alomst completely controlled my entire life and being. Listening to and believing, and speaking the words of that voice led me into Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety, and Agoraphobia, as well as to the psychiatrists office and to the pharmacy with several prescriptions in hand. I’ve been a born-again believer and follower in Christ for 22 years, and the voices still dominated me more so than the living Word of God. Last October, I suffered severe Serotonin Syndrome and a slew of physiological problems from it, and that is when I finally rebuked that voice in the name of Jesus and claimed my sanity and healing that was bought and paid for by His precious and redeeming blood. I fired my psychiatrist, discontinued all medications, and leaned (and continue to lean) upon the Spirit of God and His grace, ability, and strength to help me at all times and in all things. I speak Scripture over myself and praise God contiunally, and especially so when that “devil static” tries to sneak in, and I have to say that it TRULY does work! Every day, I learn more about the character of God and I see it developing and manifesting more so within me (my family and friends are amazed at how He has transformed me and how “alive” I am). The scripture verse that the Holy Spirit led me to when I first began this journey in October was James 3:16 (NAS) “And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set away among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.” Today, I live by Deuteronomy 30:19 “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your seed.” Oh how great is He that is in me; I really can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me! Blessings!!

  20. *fistpump* YES!!! You tell ’em, sister!

    Is there any woman who has not struggled with that voice? And yet we all tend to think we’re the only one. I spent much of the past decade as a slave to that voice and it’s only within the past year that I’ve begun to see what I thought were weaknesses as strengths. THIS is the way God designed me. DESIGNED me! As in, spent countless hours threading together every little bit of me, deliberately and with delight! There may be a lot of things I’m not, but there are a great many more things that I AM. And discovering them is such a joy.

    • Melissa,
      Thank you. Your words brought me to tears as it was just what I needed to hear. I will save those words and rest upon them daily. God bless you.

  21. “The whisper is so soft, so ordinary, so normal… ” — and such a sneaky little maggot. A friend once told me to “stop being Job’s friends” to myself, and I realized that I had once again allowed the wrong voice to whisper destruction into my soul when the God of the universe thinks quite otherwise about me.

    Thanks for another great reminder, Lisa-Jo.

  22. More and more it makes sense why we need to pray without ceasing and be praying to have the mind of Christ (Philippians). Otherwise our enemy tries to fill our mind space with his lies and drown out the truth Our Lord wants to speak to us.

  23. “Devil Static” LOL. There’s a lot of that in my head lately and it especially sounds like “fat & lazy”. Then there’s a louder voice that says, “Well, it’s true. You ARE fat and you ARE being lazy.” True, but not kind. How do I speak kindly to myself, yet hold myself accountable?

    • Hi Diane. Many years ago, I bought Kenneth Hagin’s 32 page booklet “In Him”, and it has hepled me tremendously in speaking kindly to myself. The bookelt explains how Jesus constantly confessed Who He is, What He is, and His mission in life. It gives a multitude of scriptural references that we can rightly confessabout who we are, what we are, and our mission in life… and this is all in Him. I’ve learned in my life that when I confess what the Word says about me, that I really do have joy, strength, and peace. Remember that the words we speak have the power to bless or to curse; speak words of blessing over yourself and let the Holy Spirit transform your mind and spirit. I guarantee you that when you do this that you’ll find yourself making better choices in your everyday life that will cause you to take off excess or unwanted weight, and you’ll have the strength to be more productive in whatever area in your life you desire to be. I say this to myself daily: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). If you can’t locate a copy of the booklet, here are some scriptures you can read and confess about who you are in Christ:
      Romans 3:24
      Romans 8:1
      Romans 8:2
      Romans 12:5
      1 Corinthians 1:2
      1 Corinthians 1:30
      1 Corinthians 15:22
      2 Corinthians 2:14
      2 Corinthiana 3:14
      2 Corinthians 5:17
      2 Corinthians 5:19
      Galatians 2:4
      Galatians 3:26
      Galatians 3:28
      Galatians 5:6
      Galatians 6:15
      Ephesians 1:3
      Ephesians 1:10
      Ephesians 2:6
      Ephesians 2:10
      Ephesians 2:13
      Ephesians 3:6
      Philippians 3:13,14
      Colossians 1:28
      1 Thessalonians 4:16
      1 Thessalonians 5:18
      1 Timothy 1:14
      2 Timothy 1:9
      2 Timothy 1:13
      2 Timothy 2:1
      2 Timothy 2:10
      2 Timothy 3:15
      Philemon 1:6
      2 Peter 1:8
      2 John 1:9

  24. Dear Lisa-Jo, You and Lysa T. lifted me up today. My struggle is not with the voice in my head, but the voices around me. I have teenagers. One in her late teens continues to tell me that she knows better how to parent her brother than I do. So, I have to have a voice in my head that is tell me truth and a very careful voice coming out of me that is validating her, but at the same time trying to correct her.
    One of the voices in my head is a chorus of people who have told me that in a few years she will hear the words she said and ask for forgiveness. For now, I forgive her. The music in my head is “Father You wont You forgive them, they don’t know what they are doing” and “I may bend, but I am wont break, He said”
    I am so thankful for my car radio. One of my three daughters has been a counselor at a Christian camp for 2 months. I have her car radio and mine set to Air1.
    I may not be the home school mom that kept up with the “bun and denim skirt crowd”
    I may not be parenting my son the way I parented his three older sister
    I may have gone to school to complete my education as it was convenient when my 3 daughters were all wanting to take college classes and got a degree in the process I am proud of
    I may spend my next 25 years on a computer 8 hours a day to better the world
    I may spend another 8 hours a day spending time to make our world a “Greener Place”, just because that is the way I have felt since I was 16 in the late 70s
    I will honor God with my words and deed all the days of my life and “surely goodness and mercy will follow…and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”

  25. Your post reveals a truth that each of us struggle with. Devil static is definitely a tactic he uses to keep us off course. I’m still learning everyday that I have to deflect those negative forces or else they’ll bombard me.

    Here’s to staying tuned in to the truth of Christ!

  26. Wonderful post. It’s so hard not to listen to the discouraging voice, but I love the reminder of whose we are. Who we truly belong to. And that we can stand firm on God’s truth, that we are loved no matter what. <3

  27. Your words are always, always so uplifting Lisa-Jo. I just wrote a comment at another blog confessing that I spent hours the other day going over the past – all the failures – searching in vain for some happy, good memories. In those times, it is difficult to remember anything that was right and good. It is only by turning off that voice and listening to His that peace and truth come.
    Thank you so much for this.

  28. Lisa-Jo. I am a great grand mom and I have had these same conversations for years. Thank the Lord that He has taught me not to. Let the accusing static to go on longer than a minute before I start in on the one who wants to put me down. There’s nothing good to say about :-(. he is persistent if we don’ t nip his lies in the bud. I thank the Lord hourly that HE loves me and that I live under HIS grace and protection.

  29. I don’t mean to gain comfort from your trial, but it is comforting to know that others go through the same self doubt and “I’m not good enough’s”. Satan is real, but so is a loving God. We just need to remember to listen to him and not that “Satan Static”. (I love that Satan static thing. Holley is genius).

  30. It’s true that we all do have that negative drone, constant and subtle but so powerful! It’s obviously a spiritual thing and yet, if we don’t know it, we think that these are our true thoughts and opinions, so we take them in bit by bit not realizing we are being poisoned! Thank you for bringing this into the light! Beautiful writing! May the Lord use this to set many of His daughters free!

  31. I wonder if our wrong thoughts know each other. Those are the exact ones that flit through my brain on a regular basis. So overwhelming on most days! I need to learn to tell that stinkin’ voice off as well!! It’s a nefarious evil and I don’t want it invading my life anymore!!

  32. Lisa Jo,
    I listened to the most amazing message yesterday that really got me thinking that I need to learn again how to let the Lord love me, warts and all. It is a life-changing message and probably the most powerful message I have heard in a long time. I found it by visiting Sarah Mae’s blog after reading her post yesterday. I need to thank her for posting it. I was so ready to give up on this Christian life but this message has rejuvenated me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfy03PEVUhQ&feature=player_embedded
    Enjoy and be loved right where you are!

  33. Lida Jo-Thanks so much for your words from the heart. I have struggled with this kind of negativity for as long as I can remember. It’s only been recently that I’ve understood my true value in Christ and have begun to battle this horrid self-deprecating. We are all of value, and I don’t think we can be reminded of that enough. 🙂

  34. Uhg I have that voice in my head too. It’s pure venom poisoning me every chance I give it. Lately, I’m finding the strength to shut-it-up, but that only happens when I embrace teh truth, when I soak long in the word and put on the garments of righteousness fitted perfectly for me, (even though I think I stink them up with my meandering ways) To escape the lies, we have to cling to the truth.
    I am also comforted that I am not the only one. I always assume others are so much better at this stuff then I am. Thanks for keeping it real with us, Lisa-Jo. You know I love ya.

  35. Yes, ma’am! I have been struggling with this very thing lately! I decided just this morning, earlier, that it was time to tell Satan to keep all his little lies to himself because I am not listening any more. And oh, he’s still trying, but I am shutting him down with Psalm 139 and Philippians 4:8. God created us whole, beautiful and enough to do whatever it is He has set up for us to do. It doesn’t matter what the world, or Satan, or even our own minds tell us we are….it only matters what God tells us we are…and we are HIS!

  36. I haven’t commented on your blog before, but I do follow.
    Thank you for posting this, I really needed the support!
    I am amazing already! I am NOT nothing! 🙂

  37. I needed to read this today … and I’ll likely need to re-read this tomorrow and the next day and the day after that. I am my harshest critic. And you verbalized it so clearly, that voice that creeps in and is so stealthy you don’t even notice it’s there most of the time. Thank you for sharing.

  38. Ditto to what has been posted! I guess this is why scripture tells us to “take every thought captive.” If the thought is hurtful, accusing, unkind, mean, negative, etc., concerning myself or others, I know it is not from God. I resist the thought in the name of Jesus, and it leaves. Wow! What a difference it makes in my day.

    Even words spoken by others can have a very negative effect, unless I ask God if this is something that He would say about me. The Lord corrects, but His correction is so full of love that I never feel condemned.

    I constantly remind myself of the words that set me free on May 19, 1991, “I love you. You are My precious child.”

  39. I want to thank you for your empowering words they really helped to encourage me the next time that voice in my head tells me I will not succeed I will not except thse words and tell the voice I am already victorious in Christ am more than a conqueror! Thank You so much you have truly blessed me. Michelle.

  40. Lisa! – GREAT POST!!! – I speak to that voice in my head too and say “Shut up I have the mind of Christ and that thought is a lie from the enemy and doesn’t belong in my head”
    thanks for being so encouraging!!
    xoxoxxo

  41. Thanks Lisa-Jo. I woke up this morning with the immediate feeling of anxiety. Thoughts about how am I going to do it all today. I went into the bathroom to brush my teeth and started thinking about how crazy my internal dialog was, and then I opened up my e-mail a few minutes later, and there you were!!! It was a God thing.

  42. Lisa Jo,

    This is what I need to hear every day of my life.
    Thank you for verbalizing it in such a great way.
    I wish this truth was easier to remember every day!

    -Diane

  43. Lisa Jo,

    Thank you for the incredibly inspiring post today! I think you heard the static in my head this week and you obviously hit a chord with many! Thank you for your honesty and healing words. I tend to “drown out” the static with other sound or business instead of facing it in the name of Jesus and rebuking it. Thank you for the reminder to speak scripture and even fuss at it in the van at panera! Please also pray for those of us who have someone in our lives who feeds that small voice instead of helping to lift us up.

  44. This is such a wonderful post!! Earlier today I spoke to 3 separate friends who have been struggling with this same issue in one form or another…and I shared my own personal recent challenges too. Sometimes the whispers are internal and many times they come through the words spoken to us by people around us. And I trip over the words that I so easily believe and I wrestle with my feelings of insecurity and imperfection.

    Reading this super-dooper reminder brings this little poem to my mind:
    Oh, let us rejoice in the Lord, evermore,
    When darts of the Tempter are flying,
    For Satan still dreads, as he oft did before,
    Our singing much more that our crying.
    (Streams in the Desert Feb 14)

    So! I will add my voice to my Heavenly Father’s song! If He’s already singing over me, why don’t I just make it a loud duet?! Anybody want to join the choir? Together we can drown out all the static! Yay God!

  45. Absolutely incredible! Turning on the music and accomplishing a mountain of chores. Because while I may not finish them all, everyone I do will serve my family. I aim to serve my family with a happy heart always, for the glory of God. But that little voice brings me down and makes me feel small. Today I sing (and will try to remember this beautiful song in the back of m. y mind). Really enjoyed this post

  46. Yesterday, when the insurance called me about the paperwork I had filled and mailed to them, I froze. That little voice was loud – I can’t take it anymore; there is nothing left for me. I cried to the . Today, another call made me ashamed of my mistrust that He has the control of everything. Thank you for reminding me of God’s care.

  47. Dear Lisa-Jo,
    Wanted to let you know that you have ministered greatly to me once again through your post. You have an awesome way of writing & putting words to paper via computer screen. I can relate to what you wrote regarding the inner critical voices & devil static that goes through my mind daily. You are so right on & are wise beyond your years. I love how you are wanting to raise your little daughter with a positive self image from very early on. You definitely get it & I wish I would have “got it” earlier on during my child-rearing years. So hopefully you will be encouraged by my words to you. I raised 5 children to the best of my ability & am 57 years old waiting on my first grandchild. I will definitely suggest your blog to my daughters when they begin to raise their own children. Keep up the inspirational writing that God has blessed you with! Blessings to you & your family.

  48. This is beautiful, Lisa-Jo. Thank you. So many times I’ve told my husband, “I’m sorry for me, for the way I am, that you’re stuck with me.” And he always says, “But you’re wonderful! Perfect! I love you!” And I know God loves me even more than Kirk does. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

  49. I can’t even big to express how much I needed this today. This morning where I feel as if everything I do ends in failure. I needed to be reminded that the devil is defeated and I can have victory. Thank you.

  50. Thank you for a timely post, beautifully written — a reminder that the lover of my soul is not the one who whispers dark and awful things to me, and I don’t have to listen to the lies.

  51. Way to go, Lisa-Jo! Getting it on with that nasty no voice was a great reminder that the One who made you uniquely made you who you are and no one should be arguing with the manufacturing process or the Supervisor in Charge of All Things Worthwhile!

  52. […] Friday now, a few of us like to sling words and string sentences together for fun. We turn off the inner critic and we write for five minutes flat. No editing, no second guessing. Link it, share it, and […]

  53. I lead a small group of young professionals at my church and each week we spend time catching up, go through a short devotional and growing together in Christ. This week I took this post in as our discussion topic and I just wanted to thank you! This is something we all deal with — the guys and girls in the group alike — and we found many discussion threads to keep the conversation going for quite a while. Thanks!

  54. Lisa Jo, thank you so much for this message! I don’t know one of us that has not been through this & right now my daughter is struggling. I’m sharing this with her, and also on my fb page. God bless you!!

  55. Isaiah 61:3 “And provide for those who grieve in Zion- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.”
    When ever I hear those “devil static” voices I quote back this verse, “I am an oak of righteousness; a display of His splendor!”

  56. Thank you for this beautiful message. I used to think I was the only one that dealt with this problem and that possibly I was mentally ill. It is still somewhat of a problem for me, but I’m dealing with it much better because I’ve found I don’t have to battle it on my own, that God’s Words are the weapons and prayer are what I can use (thinking them ; saying them out loud; and reading them). I learned that the “devil-static” is a tatic the devil uses to distract me/us from God’s promises. The devil is a liar! Reading your testimony gives us all hope and encouragement and courage. Thank you sister.

  57. Thanks again Lisa-Jo for your (in)couraging words. Just this morning I was thinking about an opportunity to speak at a summer camp. I caught that voice telling me i would not have anything to share that someone would care to hear – nothing that could help anyone else. The Holy Spirit and I silenced that voice as He reminded me that all good things given to me are for sharing, and I have been given many good things.

  58. Thanks for your words of encourgement – I need this today – woke up with that voice in my head and just told it off…and sent to others to encourge them in these discouraging times. Keep up the good work

  59. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THESE WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. I AM 91 YRS OLD AND I STILL HAVE TO FIGHT THOSE DARTS THAT COME TO ME WITH MEMORIES OF THE PAST. GOD BLESS YOU. I WONDER IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER GREAT-GRANDMOTHERS WHO HAVE THIS PROBLEM. I SUPPOSE IT IS BECAUSE MY LIFE IS SLOWER AND I HAVE MORE QUIET TIME THAT THESE THOUGHTS TRY TO HAUNT ME EVERY NOW AND THEN – BUT I KNOW THAT I KNOW GOD IS GREATER AND THAT HE WILL BE WITH ME ALL THE WAY.

  60. Thankyou so much, I have battled with the voice for many years, I finally recognised it as wrong but was praying for a way through as it was very load and disarming me at work and disabling me from going on a date when I have been single now for years. I needed a way forward. I can hear your words but I hope and pray that I can heal. Thankyou this is a big help to me and those around me that i love.

  61. Wonderful testimony. Thank you so much. I am so glad that I’m not alone. Praise God for He is our all in all.

  62. Thank you, Gypsy Mama! 🙂

    Those thoughts have been lobbed at me in waves of flaming arrows, lately…just when I was starting to think it was safe to finally rest in His finished work & grace…boom…this counter-attack of “not enough”…doubt leading to wavering…leading to discouragement & spiraling quickly downward on the leathery bat-wings of fear to the dark cave of despair…UGH!! 😛 I don’t think it was coincidence that my pastor preached on the helmet of salvation today in our series on the armor of God…and then I came home to read your post!

    That sneaky, snaky voice can SHUT IT!!! 🙂

    I’m a princess and I say so in the name & authority of my King: JESUS!!

  63. Dear friend! that message came just in time for me! I have a large family, my life focus revolve around our kids and grandchildren. It is amazing how much comes into our minds when thinking of past mistakes done that had affected your children. Mothers always take the blame and because we can’t be perfect the enemy uses that to bring us down. But, aha! we have our wonderful God, who give us so many promises of how much He loves us and how much we mean to Him. Your message dear Lisa-Jo was very encouraging, and a good reminder to keep His Word as our first and most important thing in our lives, being the only way to defeat those ugly words of discouragement that come to our minds. It is really a fight and we are at war. God bless you!

  64. Hi Lisa Jo, thank you for posting as I unfortunatly listen to the devil static and so desperatly am trying to improve – but I just don’t feel or believe my worth

  65. Wow. I took my time sorting through emails and deleted a bunch of stuff I knew I didn’t have time to read but his has hung around waiting for me until today….when I am at my lowest point in a long while and that “voice” is whispering to me too. And I won’t listen! I’m going to stick my fingers into my spiritual and sing the “la la la la I can’t hear you” song! Thanks so much because I needed this reminder that while God is with me yes, he’s sent Sister voices to blend with mine for moments such as these.

  66. Thank you for this post Lisa. I am guilty of listening to the ‘voice’ once too often. It’s is a challenge at times, but I am asking Father to help me quickly identify it and shut it down.

  67. Good job!
    You have to be able to hear it first, then listen to what it says, and get it to shut up. lol
    A good rebuttal is,
    Well, that is just utterly ridiculous!
    and then LAUGH! A LOT!

  68. I have been fighting that voice my whole life. And what we fail to remember is that the devil is a liar and he comes to kill, steal, and destroy. You rebuke those insecurities and impure thoughts in the name of Jesus Christ.