Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Food For Thought
I was reading a book today and one of the chapter titles was, "Our Thoughts Create Our World".....
Another favorite quote of mine involving this topic is...."Food for thought"....and we all have heard someone say, "We are what we think" ~ So, what ARE our thoughts focusing on?
I think Maxine may have something here. Don't believe everything you think! We can't always control our thoughts, but we can control how we respond to them, or whether we accept them as real or not. Do we believe everything that pops into our head? Do we dwell on the negative words that fills our heads at times? Oh, it is so easy to see the glass as half empty. It is so easy to believe the worst about a situation, someone, or ourselves. It is so easy to turn a thought into a hurricane in our head!
The Bible tells us in Philippians 4:8, "And now brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise."
Certainly, God knew that it would not be easy to tame our thoughts, and He has provided the encouragement and instruction we need to help us. Next time negative or worrisome thoughts start a hurricane in your brain, take a deep breath, turn your focus on His living Word, and just breathe in everything that is pure and lovely. And remember ~ don't believe everything you think!