We may not always realize it, but a continuous loop of negative self-talk often runs through our minds. These insistent negative thoughts can dictate our choices and make us feel defeated before we even get started. In his book Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God’s Voice Above All Others, Pastor Steven Furtick helps us distinguish the “chatterbox” from that “still, small voice” of God’s truth for our lives.
Pastor Furtick shares his personal experiences dealing with the chatterbox. He explains that there are four areas that make us vulnerable to lies about ourselves: fear, condemnation, insecurity and discouragement. Negative self-talk, Furtick writes, makes us miserable and prevents us from living the lives God has planned for us. But the good news is, we can short-circuit the lies from the enemy with three key truths: God says I am, God says He will, God says He has, and God says I can. Each chapter of Crash the Chatterbox takes us to a deeper understanding of God’s love for us and purpose for our lives.
I don’t think I’m overstating when I say that reading this book can be a life-changing experience. The author’s willingness to be transparent and share his own story helped me to recognize the chatterbox that plays in my own mind. In fact, I learned so much from reading this book that I plan to read it again. I highly recommend this book for anyone who struggles with that stream of negative self-talk (and who hasn’t?).
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review. I was not required to write a positive review; all opinions in this review are my own.