That voice in your head that says you’re no good.

That says you’re uncool.

That says you’re always behind the curve, at the back of the line, in the dark.

That says you’ll never catch up, never get a break, never live into the dream you’re chasing in the midnight hours.

That says you’re only as good as how many people read you, retweet you, friend you, talk to you after Church.

That says you’re hopeless, tired and washed up.

That says you can’t get a break because you don’t deserve one.

That says the chaos that sweeps through your house at bed time, the temper tantrums your kids tornado over you, the battle over who chooses which tooth brush defines you.

That says this can’t be my life; I want a better one.

That says you’re too slow, too behind, too out of the loop.

That voice?

That voice is a liar.

And you need to tell him so. Out loud. And often.

Because the only voice that matters already said this,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

He said that to the prophet Jeremiah. What is He saying to you?

Before I formed you in the womb, Lisa-Jo I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a mother to these children and an encourager to my daughters.”

What is He saying to you?

What is HE saying to ^you^? Go ahead, write it down. On a scrap of paper, in these comments, on the palm of your hand.

What is He saying to beautiful you?


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