Finally, brothers, 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.
Our thoughts truly make up who we are, so what are you thinking about? What thoughts do you let rule your day? The Bible tells us to take every thought captive and in these verses it tells us to think on good, positive things! As Bill always tells me, “choose to believe” and in this case choose to believe the truth and the good. Choose to believe who you are in Christ, not the lies Satan tells you. You become what you think about. You are alive in Christ; you are more than a conqueror over those things you struggle with, God made you beautiful, God made you whole!
The following is a little “story” that I have always loved:
A Native American boy was talking with his Grandfather one day. “What do you think about the world situation?” he asked. The grandfather replied, “I feel like wolves are fighting in my heart. One is full of anger and hatred; the other is full of love, forgiveness, and peace.” “Which one will win?” asked the boy. To which the grandfather replied, “The one I feed.”
Which attitude and thought process will you feed today? It is a new day with no mistakes in it, so how will you choose to spend it? Remember this, you will reap the fruit of the thoughts you sew. Someone once said, “You can’t plant crabapples and expect to harvest Golden Delicious.” Our thoughts are very powerful and it is up to us to take control of where we allow our thoughts to go on a daily basis. As David purposed in his heart to not sin against God we can also choose to purpose in our hearts to take control of our thoughts and not allow Satan to have victory in our lives by believing his lies.
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”