Unlimited: Improve Your Self-Talk
Sep 15, 2020 865
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him” (Lam 3:24, NIV).
What is your self-talk like? Unfortunately, too often mine tends to be negative.
Repeatedly in the Old Testament, we read, “The Lord is my portion.” The word “portion” is one of the most powerful metaphors for the blessing that believers in God possess. The original word has many meanings, referring to what is rightfully yours. It is something you receive as a gift, that is entirely and indisputably yours.
A portion of food can be very good. A portion of land is wonderful. A portion of money can be great. But the Bible talks about something even better: “The Lord is my portion.”
Imagine that! To receive God as a gift, unexpected and free! To have as your God, the Lord who gives you not ‘things’, but himself completely! Truly, God gave himself in Jesus Christ as heaven’s perfect gift to you.
That’s why the Psalmist sings,
Whom have I in heaven but you, Lord, and earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Psalm 73:25-26).
So change your self-talk. Go on; tell youself, “The Lord is my portion today. He has given himself to me, and today, by accepting him, I have everything I need.”
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: Try it out today. When you are challenged during the day, say to yourself, “Jesus is all I need.” By affirming your faith, you claim his promise!