Thursday Thoughts – Take Control of your Thoughts
Ever wonder how to have more peace, more confidence, more joy?
What you think makes a difference. Taking control of your thoughts will significantly change your outlook and also your outcome. I'm sure many have heard this quote by Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” How we think about ourselves and our abilities is a strong indication of what we’ll do. Check out this power packed verse from Paul in Philippians.
Philippians 4:8-9 New Living Translation (NLT)
8 And now, dear 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. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
Notice the word “fix” in verse 8? To me that means I’m going to have to intentionally turn my mind towards these things, and keep my mind set on them. It's my choice to do it.
Fix your mind on what is:
- Worthy of Praise
Just reading this list makes me feel a sense of peace, imagine what practicing it will do! Peace be with each of you today.