I guess that if you heard someone talk to themselves, you would see that as unusual. Jokingly, as a sign of getting old or maybe seriously a symptom of being somehow unwell. But I think it’s good to talk to yourself.
There are voices that ‘talk’ to us through the day and to many even through the night. Voices that are sometimes human and other times imaginary. They can whisper or shout, once or with a tiresome repetitive cadence. The voices of doubt, fear, anger, revenge and hopelessness.
David, the prolific warrior-poet seemed to practice a counter strategy in speaking the opposite message to his very own soul. He used this strategy to silence the lies and highlight the truth. To set the record straight. To bring into sharp focus and remind himself of the other Voice, the voice of God, the one that really matters.
I love the weird people that stop at the traffic lights in the car next to you, singing out loud some favourite tune – totally oblivious of those around. There is some enviable paradoxical sanity in their joy and freedom.
Learn to speak God’s truth, through His word to yourself. It will do you good.Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God Psalm 43:5 NIV