Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Focus Your Mind
Today we are looking at how we should be thinking. God calls us to focus our minds on good, positive, and faith-instilling thoughts.
How you think affects every area of your life. You become a negative person if you allow negative thoughts to fill your mind. You become a positive person if you fill your mind with positive thoughts. This promise invites you to focus your mind on the good and positive things in life.
Paul encourages us to think about the positive.
Avoid the Negative
Our world is filled with negative messages and media. If you aren’t careful, just watching the evening news can convince you that the world is falling apart around you. So many people live in fear and worry because they focus on the wrong things.
You have a choice on where you set your mind. You can focus on the negative or good things God brings into your life. You can be anxious or turn everything over to the Lord. You can spend time worrying about the future or trusting that your Heavenly Father will care for you.
Focus on the Lord
Now, I’m not just talking about positive thinking. I am talking about focusing on the Lord Jesus. He is the One who is trustworthy, honorable, just, pure, and lovely.
Your faith grows as you focus on the Lord’s goodness and promises. Your faith is weakened by allowing fear, worry, and negative thinking to fill your mind. Faith and fear cannot exist in your mind at the same time.
God empowers you today to be a positive influence to your family, your career, and the world around you. Be the positive influence that points people to the goodness of God.
Look at that promise again.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. – Philippians 4:8
Make these confessions.
Today, I set my mind on the goodness of God.
I refuse to be negative, fearful, or worrisome.
I am a positive influence on the world around me.
The blessings of God are pouring over me today.
In Jesus’ Name,
Today, focus your thoughts on the good things of God. When negative thoughts enter your mind, refocus them on the goodness of God.
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