87: 5 Soul Care Gifts to Give Yourself This Year, Pt 4: Manage Negative Thoughts - Vibrant Christian Living

87: 5 Soul Care Gifts to Give Yourself This Year, Pt 4: Manage Negative Thoughts

How can we manage negative thoughts from a biblical perspective? What does the Bible say about our thoughts and renewing our minds? What are some practical tips for dealing with the inner critic and those lies we play with in our minds? 
Today’s episode—Part 4 in our soul care gifts series—is a critical one because negative thoughts are something that nearly Christian woman struggles with at one point or another. 

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Our thoughts form our beliefs, decisions, actions and results. Truly, what we think about ur shapes our destiny, so today’s topic is incredibly important!
I can’t wait to share with you:
  • My own struggle in learning to manage my thoughts;
  • A deeper understanding of how a thought forms in the brain
  • How loving ourselves the way God loves us begins with removing lies and half truths
Join us as we “unwrap” this next soul care gift in our series and offer encouragement and practical advice on how to manage negative thoughts. 

Today's Question: Pt 4: Manage Negative Thoughts

Here's today's action activity and question to ask yourself (remember–open this gift within the next 24-48 hours so you can take the first step to enjoying this soul care gift!):

Keep track of your thoughts for 1-2 days. What do you think about? What do you focus on?
Write down what you hear. It's important to just listen and notice without judgement. This is just an experiment to see what your regular inner dialog is like.

Bible Verses on Thoughts

  • Psalm 139:17
  • Isaiah 55:8
  • 1 Corinthians 3:20
  • Psalm 94:11
  • Luke 6:8
  • Psalm 139:1-4
  • 1 Corinthians 14:25
  • Hebrews 4;12
  • Ephesians 4:21-24
  • Psalm  139:23
  • Luke 9:46-48
  • 2 Corinthians 10:5
  • 1 Corinthians 7:23
  • 1 Corinthians 2:16
  • Matthew 6:31-32
  • Isaiah 26:3
  • Philippians 4:8-9
  • Psalm 77:11-14

Enjoy All the Episodes in the “5 Soul Care Gifts to Give Yourself” Podcast Series

Each episode we’re highlighting 1 of 5 “soul care” gifts you can give yourself so you can:

  • Give glory to God and connect deeply with Him;
  • Serve the ones you love with more joy; and
  • Find YOU again. 

Be sure to listen to the entire podcast series on these soul care gifts as each one builds upon the other:

Other Related Podcast Episodes on Managing Negative Thoughts:


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Next Steps: Get on the Interest List for the New Managing Thoughts + Emotions Mindset Course Coming in 2021!

Want to learn more about how to manage your negative thoughts, cultivate practical ways to work through tough emotions, lovingly address your inner critic–from a biblical, loving perspective that emphasizes compassion and grace?

I will be releasing a brand new course on managing our minds in 2021 that will be all of this and more!

Right now we're gathering a list of women who would be interested in being the first to hear about this course. The ladies on this list will have the opportunity to participate in a beta version of the course and offer feedback. 
This course is going to be POWERFUL as it will be a self-led version of the key principles I use in group and 1:1 coaching to help ladies find spiritual renewal, mindset transformations and renewed purpose.
Go here to put your name on the list so you can be one of the first to hear more details about this course and possibly be a part of our beta course!

About Alicia Michelle

As a Bible teacher, author and professional Christian life coach, Alicia Michelle empowers women to cultivate a closer walk with Christ through her Connected Bible Community, and other 5Rs Bible Study™ resources; and to find life balance and overcome negative thought patterns through her signature coaching programs (Reset Life Balance Group Coaching; The Mindset Makeover).  As host of the Vibrant Christian Living Podcast, she inspires thousands of women each week with practical tips and powerful inspiration on how they can create the life of their dreams and live out God’s best plan for their lives. Alicia is also the creator of the Spiritual Growth Rhythm,™ a simple way for anyone to apply biblical truth and connect with God in less than 10 minutes a day.  Alicia is a wife to her best friend and husband of 19 years, and a mom of four very vibrant children (ages 17 to 8).  Follow her on Instagram at @vibrantchristianliving and learn more about the Connected Bible Community and group coaching programs at VibrantChristianLiving.com.

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