A reminder for today
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. (Philippians 4:8)
We are so quick to believe anything other say. We hear something and we are influenced by another opinion. We do not question it nor do we research it for ourselves, we just believe it not knowing the source nor knowing whether it is true or not. We do this in so many cases. For example, if you get to work and somebody say something negative about your dress or you shirt, you are likely do accept their truth above you own. You will believe that you look terrible even though you looked nice to yourself when you stood in front of the mirror. We allow negative and bad thoughts to alter our person and dictate our lives. We will question our faith but we do not question the news papers. Most news papers make the stories juicy by trying to make it much more that it is so that we will buy it. Car salesman does the same thing, they make a 1.2 liter car sound like a Ferrari depending of their audience, because if an older family man is interested in the same vehicle they will sell it as a safe and reliable car. The fact is we allow the world around us to steer our thoughts and dictate who we are. Why do we allow this nonsense?
The Lord came to this earth and He showed us that this world is a corrupt and self centered mess where people will do anything for their own selfish desires. People will say anything to get you on their side and the devil will use any fool to break your trust and make you fall. Just as the Lord uses us to preach the good news, they enemy makes use of the lost to preach the opposite. To create a need for things you do not need. To make you desire the wrong things and lead you on a path of destruction. The devil will even use false prophets to make you question your faith.
So today I want you to clear your mind from all the rubbish this world broadcast and focus on the Word of God. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. think of things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Let God be the center of your thoughts and your faith and focus on Him as you test all against the Word of God.
Lord, this world is a very bad place and it is so important that we keep our minds clean and clear of all the pollution that the enemy brings. Fill us today with all of you so that we will be full of your glory. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.