Honestly, it took awhile for me to understand what God was telling me. I needed to think things that were honorable and lovely instead of degrading and cynical. I began to purposefully think positively and spoke those things out loud over my life. I am good at my job, I can talk to new people without feeling self-conscious, I am beautiful and smart and will prosper.
Now, I can live in joy because I know God is behind me. I no longer constantly look down on myself or think I am not good enough. It doesn’t happen overnight -- it took me years and there are times when I am still weak. But now I can see the negativity and I know God waiting to lift me up when I think and speak things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
This is a world full of negative thinking, help me to rise above it and walk closer with You. Open my eyes and show me how to think things that are true, pure and admirable.