Friday, March 7, 2014

Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick

Does your mind produce ceaseless chatter of the Enemy? “You're not good enough.” “You always fail.”

God has given us the ability to choose the dialogue we believe and respond to,” Furtick writes. (4) We can learn to listen to God and not the Enemy. That requires learning to defy the negative chatter in our mind, the chatterbox.

He tells us how to block out the noise on a spiritual level, concentrating on four confessions:
God says I am
God says He will
God says He has
God says I can
(I would have added at the top: God says He is.)

Furtick has great insight into how Satan gets us to questions what God has said and how we crash the chatter with the Word of God. “When your perspective is preloaded with the Word of God, lies lose their power over you.” (60) He helps us learn how to train ourselves to know the difference between the Enemy's threats and God's whispers.

We can never hope to crash the chatterbox until the signal (God's Word) becomes louder in our lives than the incessant noise around us that clamors for our attention and depletes our courage.” (102) At the end of his book, Furtick reminds us that the chatterbox never stops. That means we never stop crashing the chatterbox. We must be persistent.

I really appreciate this book. I you want to learn how to fight that war in your mind, this is a great book with wise suggestions for battle and personal stories to encourage you.

There are four groups of discussion questions at the end of the book so this would make a good choice for a four week group study.

Visit http://www.crashthechatterbox.com to watch a trailer and read a chapter.

Steven Furtick is the New York Times best-selling author of Greater and Sun Stand Still. He is the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his family lives in the Charlotte area.
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