ZIP IT — an open letter to the inner voice

Dear Inner Voice;

You need to cut it out with the following phrases (and I quote):

“You don’t really think anyone is interested in what you have to say/do/write. Do you?”

“You aren’t  good enough.”

“People are going to be so disappointed in you.”

“Remember that negative thing so-and-so said about you? Yeah. Just keep that on replay.”

“You are worthless.”

“Who do you think you are?”

“That other person is better/skinnier/more talented/a better mom/wife/housekeeper/person than you. You will never be as good as she is.”

“You are unloved.”

Yowch, Inner Voice. You need a few lessons in tact. Don’t you know that if you have nothing nice to say, you should just zip it and go home?


You are toxic as aspartame with a shot of hydrogenated oil. And double deadly.

So, hush up.

You aren’t welcome here anymore.

Let me tell you something, I don’t live for your approval. I know my worth in Christ. So, let me address some of your mean and nasty discouragements:

It doesn’t matter what you think. It doesn’t matter what you say or do or how loud you scream. You are just noise.

Now, enough of your babbling. Hush up.

I’ve got work to do.




15 thoughts on “ZIP IT — an open letter to the inner voice

  1. Thank you so much for listening in on that conversation in my head 😉 It’s great to know you’re not the only one who gets attacked by that negative self-talk. Thanks for a little bit of encouragement.


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