“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29
We’ve talked about that verse when talking about cuss words. We’ve talked about that verse when talking about helping others.
But this verse applies to what you say in private just as much as the other two.
The words you say—even when no one is around—soak into your brain just the same as if you are listening to someone else.
But we say things to ourselves on a pretty regular basis. And as many times as we converse with ourselves on a regular day, the things we say begin to burn into our brain just as if someone else is saying them over and over and over again.
You can talk yourself into believing more things than anyone else on this planet can. Literally.
So be very careful to guard the things you say to yourself.