Flipping the script – and your inner critic!

By Dave Henning / April 8, 2021

“Flipping the script starts with your internal script.  You can’t let your inner critic — and we all have one — grab the mic and become the narrator!  If you want to bury dead yesterdays, you’ve got to tune out the negative self-talk.  Like the crew of Australia II, you have to rehearse a different story.”- Mark Batterson

“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.”- Henry Ford

Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 2 of Win the Day as he observes that – consciously or subconsciously – we justify pieces of our personality.  And we provide alibis for portions of our history.  Therefore, Pastor Batterson stresses, the Goliaths in your life seem like insurmountable problems.  If you fail to connect the dots between God’s past-tense providence and your present-tense circumstances.

However, flipping the script enables you  to see nine-foot opportunities .  Mark adds:

“Flipping the script gives you the courage to run toward rather than run away from the giants in your life.  Why?  You know that the battle belongs to the Lord.  And the bigger they are, the harder they fall. . . .  The lions and bears in each of our lives look different, but God is getting us ready to face the giants.  Everything in your past is preparations for something in your future.

Consequently, we all face odds we must overcome.  But, Mark observes, don’t view those odds as the enemy.  Because everything we experience presents a two-sided coin.  It either makes us or breaks us.  And that choice rests with us.  Certainly, you don’t get to choose how your story starts.  But the ending is up to you.

Mark concludes:

“The Bible is your backstory.  Your life is the rest of the story.  In fact, you are the only Bible some people may ever read.  Are you a good translation?  The key, of course, is connecting the dots.  If God did it before, He can do it again.  If God did it for them, He can do it for you.  Flip the script.”

Today’s question: What Bible verses help you grab the mic from your inner critic?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Kiss the wave – what I’ve learned”

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