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What's On Your Mind?

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he

The bible presents a lot of detailed instructions on what kinds of things we should think about. Philippians 4:8 alone tells us to think about what is true, honorable, just pure, lovely, honest and worthy of praise. We're to think about things that BUILD US UP, not tear us down.

Let's stop looking for all the poison and condemnation out there because we will surely find it!!

Proverbs 23:7 - For as he thinks in his heart, so is he

So, whatever we think/ concentrate on will come to us..... Be very careful what you are inviting into your life and mind.

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO BE POSTIVE

Some people are afraid to be positive or hopeful because they've been hurt so much in life. They don't think they can face the pain of disappointment yet again, so they do their best to protect themselves from being hurt by refusing to hope or believe that good things can happen for them. That is a lie that Satan desperately wants you to believe.

You can choose to see the good in people.

You can choose to stop listening to negative news and opinions.

You can choose to encourage, help and go out of your way to be good to others.

When we fill our minds with too much poison, we feel angry, depressed and even helpless. These are not the fruits of the Spirit we should be walking in.

When we fill our minds with what is true, honorable, just pure, lovely, honest and worthy of praise, we feel confident, happy, peaceful and grateful.

The devil will try his hardest to stop you during the process of renewing your mind. He knows that once you have the ability to discern his lies from the truth of God's Word, he's lost his ability to control your thoughts. So he will attempt to stop you through discouragement and condemnation.

So we must remember what scripture tells us concerning this. Romans 8:1 reminds us “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Discouragement and condemnation are clearly not from God who allowed His only begotten Son to nail our sins to the cross. Stand strong then, girded with the truth and know that through all things, God works out good for those who trust in Him.



Philippians 4:4-9

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things.

By Theresa Scibelli on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 7:36pm

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