Thursday, May 16, 2013
Our thought life makes a day right or wrong!
If today seems like it is not starting well, what is the one thing you are thinking about most (Philippians 4:8). Many people do not believe it, but our thought life has a lot to do with our daily living. What we think about, can very much control how our day, and contacts with people go. Sometimes we just need to do a little personal inventory, and clean out some junk.
There are a couple types of thought here, one, we are right, two, they are right, and three, no one is right! I know that sounds funny, yet when you really think on it, we get stuck on one of those. What we need to do, or try and do, is a little self searching and a little back porch cleaning, so to speak. We need to change the attitude we have toward ourselves, our situations, and others.
Philippians is a good place to start this process, it says to think one right things and right motives. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of a good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things.
Wow, what a challenge to change our thought life, to see more clearly, and to see more correctly. I believe, and I struggle here also, if we would stop and think more about what is in our thinking, we would spend less time in bad moods. We would spend less time angry, or finding fault, and even maybe being less critical of those around us, even our Lord!
Think about it, where is your thought life right now, in the basement, attic, or is it in the hands of the One who can change your thinking, as He changed your life. As the word says meditate on these things, truth, honor, fairness, purity, beauty, good and right, and praise God for a great thought life.