I was explaining something to my son tonight and I was just thinking about how powerful it had the ability to be to everyone. I'm going to share a little bit of what I told him.
Our conversation centered around this verse in the Bible.
When we focus our time, and our thoughts, our attention and our energy on things that are true, and good, lovely, pure, noble, admirable, and pariseworthy, our hearts become GOOD! They become GOOD!
Likewise, when we turn our attention to things that are negative, and icky (Remember, I'm talking to a nine year old), and evil, and unattractive to our souls, things that are wrong to us, and things that cause us to feel guilt- when we give those things our attention and our energy, our hearts turn into those things.
So when those things come into your head, into your thoughts, quickly tell them that they don't have a place in your life! Speak against it and replace those thoughts with something that is lovely, or true. Because those are the things that the Lord has for us!
Friends, I know that you're not nine year olds, but this is true for all of us. When we surround ourselves with negativity, we ooze negativity. But when we make the decision to surround ourselves with positivity and things that are pure, and true, and good- we become those things!
This is an intentional choice we have to make. I challenge you to take 30 days. Change how you think! What are you watching on tv? Listening to on the radio? Who are you hanging out with? What words are coming out of your mouth?
Are these all positive and worthy of praise? Try it! You're going to be amazed at how light and happy you feel if you make this a regular practice!