What’s On Your Mind?
Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Your brain is a powerful thing. It is operation central, sending signals and messages to the rest of your body, controlling your movements, your speech, your actions. All the things we count as automatic – getting out of bed, into the shower, singing your favorite song, making coffee, getting dressed, reading the paper, etc – is really the result of just a nano-seconds worth of work by your brain.
With our minds controlling and directing our every action, it’s important that we keep ourselves focused on the right things, and our actions will fall in line. Haven’t you noticed that when you wake up on “the wrong side of the bed,” everything that day just seems to go wrong and be wrong. And it’s just a matter of time before we’re finding fault in everything and everybody. Salt ain’t salty; sugar ain’t sweet. Ice ain’t cold; water ain’t wet. Everything – and everybody – is just a problem.
That’s why the Word of God tells us to direct and keep our thoughts on positive, good things. Because our thoughts direct our actions. Because ultimately, we attract what we think about. So skip the negativity and the people who bring it. Choose to see the glass as half-full instead of half-empty. Focus on what’s right instead of what’s wrong. Find the good and praise it. And watch God bring your life into alignment with your thoughts.
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