Why are you downcast, O my soul?
He’s giving his soul a pep talk. He’s engaging in self-talk and it makes all the difference.
These words are critical for any of us who listen to a critical voice inside our heads that tells us: you can’t do it. You can’t go further. You cannot push past the boundaries and break the barriers.
So why do I listen to this voice? Why do I let it wake me up and speak to me before I’ve even had a chance to pour the coffee?
I want to be like David in this Psalm. I want to be able to stop the noise in my brain that wants to define my worth and say, “No, what’s going on with you? Why are you so upset? What are you letting in?”
I want to be smart and switch the script, tell myself I am capable even when I don’t fully believe it.
It might just be time for a little David soul talk, friend. It might be time to sit down with yourself and look at all the ways you’ve been your own worst critic, the least effective cheerleader for your own cause. Because I promise you this, those sorts of voices stand in our way. They hold us back. They squelch our willingness to step out into the world and make real change. You may need a better anthem. You may need to be a better friend to yourself today.
Here’s to switching the script.
The pressure is off.
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