What’s on your mind?
The preposition “on” implies making physical on contact with, as resting on the surface.
So, when I ask what’s ON your mind lately, I’m not talking about what passing thought you had, but what are you meditating on lately?
Proverbs 23:7 tells us, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”
Everything we do begins with a thought, our moods, temperament, behavior and character are all determined by what’s on our mind.
Whether we react spontaneously or after considering consequences, it still comes from our thoughts.
Our passions spring forth from our thoughts.
We are bombarded everyday with things fighting for room in our mind, to the point some of the stimuli we didn’t notice consciously will manifest in our dreams at night.
The devil only has limited influence in our lives, and that influence has to be surrendered to him.
That’s why he tries to send customized temptations, designed according to your personal desires to infect your thoughts…These can even be sometimes disguised as blessings.
When our thoughts are consumed with deceitful lusts and pleasures (Ephesians 4:22), the love of money (1 Timothy 6:10), revenge, jealousy, anger, envy, hate, or any of things manifested from the works of the flesh in Galatians 5: 19-21, we can find ourselves to be the enemy of God in our minds (Colossians 1:21) and not walking in the Spirit.
EVEN THOUGH YOU CAN’T CONTROL WHAT RUNS ACROSS YOUR MIND, YOU CAN CONTROL WHERE WHAT STAYS.
God told us, that we can have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).
We must first and foremost meditate on God’s word day and night as He said in Joshua Chapter 1.
We must always watch how we feed our senses…
We must always watch what we allow through our eye and ear gates.
We must always have an attitude of forgiveness, even if we haven’t received an apology, so we don’t meditate on how we’ve been hurt.
We must take personal responsibility for the current state of our lives so we don’t let blaming others lead to bitterness.
We can’t let our negative thoughts infect the thoughts of others.
We must always maintain a thankful attitude towards God because He always provides and protects us perfectly.
In short, we need to take heed to…
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things”.
Think about it…