Have you ever felt the relentless self-talk in your head trying to discourage you from achieving your goals? In this blog post, we’re delving into the powerful story of Nehemiah and how he dealt with critics and naysayers. Drawing inspiration from Nehemiah’s determination, Cathy, from Weight Loss God’s Way, explores the art of responding to negative chatter in your head and silencing the self-doubt that stands in your way.
The Three Stooges of Doubt
Nehemiah faced opposition from three individuals: Sanballat, Geshe, and Tobiah, whom Cathy humorously refers to as the “Three Stooges.” These critics made up lies, concocted false accusations, and even hired a false prophet to deter Nehemiah from his mission. But nothing could shake his resolve to rebuild the temple walls.
The Tenacity We Need
The tenacity displayed by Nehemiah is a valuable lesson for those seeking to rebuild their “temple walls” — a metaphor for their health and well-being. He stood firm against the onslaught of negativity and refused to be swayed from his mission.
Talking Back to Self-Doubt
Nehemiah’s response to his critics holds a valuable lesson. When confronted with baseless accusations, he simply said, ‘Nothing about what you’re saying is true. You’re just making this all up in your head.’ This simple act of talking back to critics and doubters, silencing self-doubt, is something we can apply in our own lives.
Canceling the Lies
Cathy shares a powerful technique she uses to combat self-doubt: “cancel, cancel.” Whenever she catches herself uttering negative or sabotaging thoughts, she immediately cancels them. This simple phrase can be a powerful tool to break free from self-imposed limitations.
As you read the story of Nehemiah, you’ll discover a powerful source of inspiration and encouragement to rebuild your “temple walls” in a way that aligns with God’s plan. Talk back to the lies in your head, silence self-doubt, and remember that you have the strength to overcome obstacles on your journey to improved health and well-being.