“Who Told You That You Were ________ ?”


What’s wrong with me?” It’s a question I’ve asked far too many times.

When I forget to do something important, when I’m late for a meeting, when I yell at my kids, lose my keys, can’t keep up with deadlines and dirty laundry, or walk into a room in my house and can’t remember why I went in there — the list goes on.

And every time I ask, “What’s wrong with me?” I actually tell myself something is wrong with me.

Then I try to figure out my elusive fault so I can change it.

But then one day it happened:  I got tired of telling myself something was wrong with me.

I got tired of trying to figure out my elusive fault so I could change it.  

And I realized what I needed to change was the way I talked to myself.

God doesn’t want us berating ourselves with questions and statements that make us feel defective.

But, we have an enemy who loves to cast a shadow of self-doubt over us by playing into our self-defeating thoughts. He tries to get us to focus on all that is wrong with us (real or perceived), instead of anything that is right with us….

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About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.