“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
Focus on Christ
Experts say that on average we have about 50,000 thoughts a day. That’s more than 2,000 thoughts just in an hour, and probably more if you consider that we sleep 7-8 of those hours. With that many thoughts running through our heads, we should probably pay attention to where our focus is. I have a tendency to get stuck in “stinking thinking” by allowing myself to dwell on the wrong things.
Paul tells us in Philippians 4:8 exactly where we should be focusing our thoughts — on things that are right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy. When we focus on these things, our whole demeanor, our outlook and our attitude changes.
Have you ever been around someone who has a “woe is me” or “the sky is falling” attitude? That’s not a pleasant person to be around, and honestly, that person does not represent Christ very well.
Where are your thoughts focused today? We are told in Scripture to take every thought captive and make them obedient to Christ. If your thoughts are focused on the wrong things, take those thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ by choosing to focus on the right things.
— Tricia Hudson
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