We are what’s on our minds
So what’s on your mind these days? What fills your thoughts and occupies space in your brain cave? This has been a very important question I’ve had to ask myself lately. You see, lately what has occupied space in my mind has been things like: fear, doubt, shame, a desire to “succeed” at all costs, lust, greed – just to name a few. All of which are not compatible with the way of Christ and living with the peace of God.
It is a true statement for sure that, “we are what we fill our minds with.” If I allow fear and pride to take up residency in my mind then that is what will rule me and characterize my life. This is why the encouragement of Paul to the people of God at Philippi is so necessary for us today.
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. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Notice the promise of God as we think about such things and put them into practice. It’s peace and not just any old peace but THE PEACE OF GOD! Pretty amazing.
Take a moment this week to slow down the pace of life and think about one or more of the above categories. Ask God to remove those “things” in your mind that distract you or that are impure and replace them with His word and His best.
What occupies space in your mind these days? Leave a comment!