Thought Provoking Thursday: Garbage In, Garbage Out

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Such a simple statement. We are what we think about. We all know that what we dwell on will shape our beliefs. Our beliefs will shape our decisions. And our decisions will shape our actions.

I would say, it’s pretty important to be careful what we dwell on. Life can be sad and frustrating at times. That’s okay to admit that. It’s fine saying I am sad or I am upset or even saying life stinks right now. The key is not to stay in that mindset. Don’t let that overtake us and consume us.

That is easier said than done for most of us, I know all too well. So we have to be very intentional and seek out the good to dwell on. Admit the issue(s) and then find the silver lining in it all. If we complain all the time, then we’ll be very unpleasant to be around. On the other hand, if we try to be realistic, yet hopeful, I think we will be much better company for others and ourselves.

So let’s strive to fill our hearts and minds with things that are encouraging and good. It is what’s best for us and for those all around us.

Father, thank You for being something good for us to dwell on. You are everything that is good and true and holy. When life really stinks, help us to see how awesome You are. May we fill our minds with Your words and Your promises. May we remember to encourage others with Your words. We want to be the person You desire us to be and we need our minds filled with things that are true and noble. So help us to do just that. Empower us by Your Spirit to find the good in all. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


 

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Philippians 4:8

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