“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
- Our mind will be fixed on what we choose to fill it with. If we look for the good in people, we will find it. If we look for the bad in people, we will find it. It is the same way with situations and circumstances. Our attitude is not controlled by others, we are responsible for it. Our mind directs our attitude and our actions. What we dwell on is where we will be. What is always on our mind becomes our heart and our passion, or our dread and our fear. What we do not think about, we will not seek. May we always remember that often our thoughts turn to actions and our actions are a testimony of what Christ has done in our lives. When our thought-life is correctly focused, our attitudes and actions will be correctly pleasing. We cannot always keep thoughts from entering our mind, however, through prayer and refocus, we can control how long they remain.
- Where is your mind staying most of the time?
- Do you check your thoughts, or do you just dwell on whatever enters your mind?
- Will your next action bring honor to God?
2 Corinthians 10:5 “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”