Think about what you are thinking about!
Did you know that we are more likely to listen to the negative voices in our own head than the positive voices of others?
Our thought life is unseen, yet it has an affect on everything that we say and do.
Worry, anger, and negative thinking can get out of control very quickly if we are not careful.
I have struggled with my thought life quite often through the years, and it can get ugly really fast. We have heard it said time and again “Where the mind goes, the (wo)man follows”.
We go through our daily routines and our brains are often on autopilot. We often do not realize how our thoughts are impacting our life, but they are.
Have you ever found yourself feeling down, angry or downright miserable, and for no real reason? Have you stopped to evaluate why you may be feeling these negative emotions?
It often comes from distorted thinking on our part. We may be viewing our current situation in a negative light without even realizing it.
Would you take some time right now to stop and think?
What have you been thinking about lately? Have you been getting down on yourself? Do you find yourself full of fear and anxiety? Maybe you have had thoughts towards others that were filled with anger or envy.
Ask yourself, do your thoughts line up with God’s word for your life?
Scripture is very clear on the importance of thinking about what we are thinking about.
Our thought life needs to honour God. When we keep our thoughts pure and positive, it will show in the way we live our life.
One particular technique used in psychotherapy practice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The focus is to get the client to think about what they are thinking about and consciously choose better thought patterns in their everyday thinking. God knows all about this and instructs us the same way in scripture.
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. Philippians 4:8
Take time to meditate on good things today. Let’s begin to transform our lives and those around us. It begins with one thought at a time!