How is your thought life? Do you constantly think negative or sad thoughts or focus on what you can’t do, how life is unfair or how everyone is against you? Meditating on thoughts like these will only work to destroy your life and the enjoyment of it — that’s why we must learn to think better. As John Maxwell said, “Good thinking is hard work. If it were easy, everybody would be a good thinker.”
The state of our thought life has a direct effect on our health and how well we live life. In fact, research has shown that our emotional and physical health is tied to our thinking. However, this is nothing new. Science is just beginning to catch up to what God’s word has said for thousands of years. The Bible says so much concerning our thinking: from taking rogue thoughts captive, to what we should think about.
Joshua 1:8 says, “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (NIV). Negative, ugly thoughts that put you down only limit and destroy your life. Godly thoughts will make you healthier and bless every area of your life, but it all begins and ends with your thought life.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, April 25, 2016 @ 9:47 PM CDT
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