“Our thoughts are powerful”; is an unfathomable truth that many people invest a life time of work and dedication to discovering its true magnitude. Our intangible thoughts create tangible things that we both manipulate and experience. Think happen thoughts; experience happy. Think bad thoughts; experience bad. So, how do we think in agreement with the good we want to live?
In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he answers the question. He urges them to think on things worthy of thought. Paul wrote many of his latter books while in prison. He was held in captivity when he wrote words powerful enough to break the chains in our minds. Despite where he was physically, his renewed mind allowed him to escape the four walls of a prison cell and write as though he was seated in a palace among the elite.
I thank our brother Paul for being a human model of a life well thought out. Paul’s thought life enabled him to etch God’s love, vision, and will on the tablets of our hearts.
No longer must we think like the unwise or the unlearned. Paul told us exactly what to think on. Paul understood the power of thought so well that he summed it up in eight little words. We are to think on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8). We can live well if we think well.
Our thoughts are our responsibility. Think responsibly.