Saturday, February 20, 2010

Everything We Think



Because I am human and imperfect I confess...........

Sometimes I get very down on myself.....
Sometimes I find myself believing the worst about someone.....
Sometimes I find myself believing the worst about myself.....
Sometimes I let fear or anger THINK for me....
Sometimes I think life is too hard.......
Sometimes I let Satan get into my thoughts.....
Sometimes my negative thoughts push God to the side.....
Sometimes my mind becomes a battlefield.....

Do you ever have the same problem? Our thoughts are powerful in helping or harming us, therefore it is vital that we tame them. From where does our strength come to do so when our mind becomes a battlefield? The Bible says in Philippians 4:8,9 :
"Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable~ if anything is excellent and praiseworthy~ think about such things." A clear answer for us as Christians.

So when thoughts enter our mind that bring us to a place outside of God's desires for us, first of all remember the verses in Philippians, and then take to heart what Maxine says in the above cartoon....."Don't believe everything you think!"

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15 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

what a wise and thoughtful reminder for us, I suspect we all have moments when we need to be careful where our thoughts lead us!

Whidbey Woman said...

Satan also uses others to put negative thoughts in our mind. We need to be alert and do self-checks, sort it all out; think and act the way God wants us to. I dealing with this at work right now, so this post is timely. Thanks, and happy Spiritual Sunday!

Susan said...

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8

Our thoughts are so important and we get to chose them. I want to think good ones.

Rhodema @ MommyLife said...

So true, Renee. If we learn to keep our thoughts grounded on truth, God wins the battle. I often have to watch what I'm choosing to fill my mind with -tv shows, movies, books.

Thanks for your post - Always love Maxine.

Georgia said...

Our thoughts must be tamed, but at times, that can be difficult. When a negative thought comes to my mind, I try and hand it over to God and allow the Holy Spirit to minister unto me.

Thank you so much for sharing your post with us. May God bless you today and every day!

Georgia

Sandy said...

Yes, most of us do that. Thank you so much for this encouraging post. Don't be down on yourself. You are an inspiration!

Clif said...

Very good. Thank you posting. Have a great week.

Charlotte said...

These thoughts are so true. What a delightful way of presenting them. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

That is some great advice, "Don't believe everything you think". I have heard that before but forgot it. I think it was time I heard it anew.

Denise said...

Such a wonderful post.

Cathy said...

I love that verse, thank you~ Blessings ~

Shannon said...

Hi!!!!!! I just wrote about this very thing a few days ago! I am going through a time where I feel God is asking me to "Take captive every thought" it is incredibly humbling, challenging and freeing to. When all that gunk gets out of there, I find so much more room to hear the Lord! It is my post called "lesson from the rake"
www.throwingourarmsopenwide.blogspot.com

Ginger said...

Thank-you for sharing this today. I needed to read this today.
God Bless,
Ginger

jo.attalife said...

Thank you so much. This is my recurring battle: how to be transformed by the renewing of my mind. I am so used to a certain way of thinking, it's hard to leave that particular train of thought and think, act and behave differently. Thanks for the cartoon, it helps a lot!

daylily777 said...

Amen!I love those verses , & it is an act of the will ,what we choose to fill our minds with .Great Post !
Blessings,
Myrna