Catastrophizing

Y’all ever have conversations with yourself? Okay, maybe it’s just me. Let me give y’all an example. 😂 So, if I have to have a conversation with someone about something I’ll play the conversation in my head before it takes place. I’ve already prepared myself to receive a negative response- when the conversation hasn’t even taken place and to be honest that may not even be their response. 😩 My assumed negative response may even be from a prior experience that had nothing to do with that person. 🙃

I was listening to a podcast a few weeks ago and a couple discussed this and as I listened I was like yikes that’s been my reaction in a couple of situations. I could relate to so many of the things they mentioned and how my body and brain automatically prepare for a negative situation without even knowing all the facts. This sounds crazy even when I was writing it. Lol.

Part of getting better comes from you doing the work. The great news is that I’m aware of my behavior and I take it to God.

The Bible is clear on bringing every thought into captivity. So when I think of a negative thought, I don’t dwell on it and I replace it with scripture. Also, I’ve started allowing people to answer questions themselves without assuming the worst. And guess what y’all – it’s been such a positive experience. Woosah.

Question of the Day: What is something that you have acknowledged about yourself that you are working on?

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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