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
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.