How we think most of the time, what we think about most of the time, is who we are. Proverbs 23:7 says, ” as a man thinks within himself, so he is.” we can choose what we think about, but most don’t, their brain just does what it wants. Left to it’s own our brains naturally move toward the negative. You can call it mental gravity, down, down , down our thoughts go. During these times of increasing crisis and negative stuff on the news, television, and social media, if we feed on that stuff, we will become increasingly more negative, grouchy, irritable, fearful, and irrational.
It is so important that we ”take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,” and that we choose to set our minds on the things above.
Philippians 3:18-19 For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.
I have made up little slogans that I meditate on; that is, I choose to think about them over and over during the day. Here are a couple,
I will love any person you sovereignly place into my life, no matter how hard they might be to love.
Jesus is coming any minute now, and I want so much to do well at the judgment seat of Christ, and to hear Him say, ”You did well, my son.”