What Do You Think About?

“Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.” (Philippians 4:8, NIV)

Our days are often filled with so many tasks it is virtually impossible to get them all accomplished. A billable goal, a demanding client or customer, an overdue project, or a multitude of other tasks only add to the stress of our day. We seem to find very little time to simply step back and clear our minds. As a result, what we think about in those moments is a strong indicator as to where we are spiritually.

What do you think about when you are stressed and overworked? Do you think about things that are pure and lovely, or do you think about how frustrated and angry you are? Paul gives us a picture of where our minds should be – at all times. He understood that what we think about will eventually trickle down and impact our words and actions. Negative thoughts will lead to a negative personality; pure and lovely thoughts will lead to a gracious and positive personality. Therefore, we need to guard our thoughts and our minds. Just as our body needs exercise to stay in shape, so does our mind. We need to study the Word of God regularly so that our thoughts will “stay in shape”, too. It is a lifelong process that will build character and integrity. And, it will also bring you closer to the Lord!

Enjoy your Thursday, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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