Do you find yourself having unexpected and inexplicable hostile responses to certain people or situations? In his book A Better Way to Think, author H. Norman Wright says that some people refer to this phenomenon as “emotional ghosts”. These ghosts cause us to hear remembered toxic statements over and over again. The author continues, “When you hear a toxic statement enough, no one else needs to say it anymore. You pick it up and continue voicing it to yourself, making it part of who you are, even though it’s not true.”
What messages are you hearing about your loss of ministry? How can you “fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right” (Phil.4:8 TLB)?