Philippians 04:08 (NLT) 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. T he Word of God is very wholistic, giving us instruction for everything that pertains to our lives. Today’s lead verse gives instruction on the kind of things that we ought to fix our thoughts on as sons of God; things true, things honorable, things right, things pure, things lovely, things admirable. The problem with most believers is what they have fixed their thoughts on. It is important to realize that our thoughts determine our speech, our speech determines our actions and our actions determine our destiny. No wonder in Romans 12:02a (NLT) the Lord admonishes us “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transformyou into a new person by changing the way you think…”
If we can focus our thoughts on the right things, then we can live assured of the right kind of future.
Philippians 04:08 (MSG), Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious– the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.
“Our thoughts determine our speech, our speech determines our actions and our actions determine our destiny.”
CALL TO ACTION:
I will only think of excellent and praise worthy things concerning my ministry, business, job, marriage, finances and everyone around me.