We live in a world filled with all sorts of evil and wrongdoings. Even if we aren’t participating, our minds are working–and absorbing every experience and event. We see, hear, and remember. Our day to day routines are packed tight with words, attitudes, and the things of life that our mind is constantly tucking away. Oh, the THINKS that we think!
Sometimes, due to our daily experiences or our past, we aren’t even consciously aware of the pains and strongholds we’ve pressed down within us.
So how do we change the THINKS that we think?
How do we let go of tremendous hurts and fears?
How can we forget the wordly and remember the Godly?
In the awesome words of none other than Dr. Seuss;
“Oh the thinks you can think. . . if only you try!”
The good news is: we can change the way we think. And as God’s people we should already be thinking differently than everyone else.
“if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind Ephesians 4:21-23
How do we think on good things and forget the rest?
Today, make a choice to think on these things:
whatever things are true,
whatever things are noble,
whatever things are just,
whatever things are pure,
whatever things are lovely,
whatever things are of good report,
if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy
Oh, the GOOD things we can think, if only we try! #Phil4:8 [tweetable]
What about you?
How have you changed your way of thinking? Share your comments.
Tom Threadgill says
What a great tagline! I had to read after I saw “The thinks you can think.” Great post and reminder of keeping our minds on things above. Thanks Mitzi!
thanks, Tom! hope you visit again soon 🙂
David Brannock says
Mitzi, thanks for sharing good Words. Appreciate the encouragement each week.
Sherry Carter says
What a great post, Mitzi! We’re studying Ecclesiastes in church and it contrasts being focused “under the sun” vs being focused “above the sun.” You post is an encouragement to keep our eyes on God – above the sun.
‘under the sun’ vs. ‘above the sun’ –love that–sounds like a great study 🙂