2 Ways to Maintain Healthy Thinking

Philippians 4:8, Healthy Thought Patterns, word study of Philippians 4:8
Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, and some of us find it especially challenging to "take our thoughts captive" (2 Corinthians 10:3-6).

I can over-think things and make myself miserable. Others can under-think and become irresponsible. These two steps can keep over and under thinkers on track. 

1. Dwell on what's good in your life (Philippians 4:8-9). 

What if we can't think of anything good? Usually we need to re-focus. But even when our life is at its worst, we can always dwell on these:

   A. Our salvation (Romans 6:23).

   B. Our knowledge that one day all
       suffering will end (Rev. 21:4).

  C. Scripture passages and songs 
      that give us hope and strength
      (Colossians 3:16).


2. Guard your heart (Proverbs 4:23).

Make sure that the influences in your life are uplifting. That includes: 

A. Entertainment (TV, Movies, etc.) (Psalm 101:3).

B. Music (Ephesians 5:18-20).

C. Relationships- as much as it depends on you to choose the right companions (1 Corinthians 15:33).

D. Sleep and proper nutrition are also necessary for right thinking. (See Eat, Rest, Cry).


I'm thankful we serve a supernatural God who gives us practical ways to deal with life! 

Each word linked in this devotion is linked to a 1-minute devotion that develops the truth in more detail.

Today's Bite Size Bible study offers insights on this devotion by doing a word study on Philippians 4:8. Check it out HERE.

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