“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things,” Philippians 4:8.
Have you ever had a song stuck in your head? If you have, you know it can be torturous.
The same can be said for negative thoughts. In our lives it’s often the hurtful words someone said, the guilt we feel or the failures we’ve experienced that captivate our thoughts and in the end ruin our lives.
Our thoughts don’t even have to be true to wreak havoc in our lives. We just have to believe them.
The good news is you don’t have to live with those negative thoughts plaguing your mind and life anymore. If you want to leave negative thoughts behind, you have to let God transform your mind.
“Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect,” Romans 12:2.
Do you want to know what God’s will for you is? Well, it’s not constantly thinking about the hurts, fears and failures you’ve had in your life. Those thoughts can only hurt you as much as you allow them.
God’s will is to transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.
The Bible tells us exactly how God wants us to think in Philippians 4:8 when it says, “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.”
Now that’s a life-changing thought pattern. So stop dwelling on all those things in your past. You can’t change them anyway. Start thinking God’s way. It’s the way to a better life.
Live on purpose.
Zac Elliott is the pastor of Fusion Christian Church in Temecula. For more information, visit www.myfusionchurch.com.