When Junk Threatens to Take Over

“Finally, brothers and sisters, 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

“She makes me so mad! Who is she to talk to me that way!” As I cleaned my house, I dirted my thoughts. Feeling pushed around, I just felt I couldn’t take it anymore. The more my stinking thinking clouded my mind, the more my heart began to listen.

I didn’t stop my crummy reasoning that day. Next time I saw my friend, my heart felt it. Muddy meditation soiled my affections. Dungy thinking; dark heart.

Thoughts. Having the power to control our actions, what’s a girl to do when junk threatens to take over?

The Bible gives us pure wisdom: whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. It’s as easy as a simple test. Does the thought in my mind fit this description? If not, it must go. If I do not, not only am I dishonoring God with my thoughts, I will eventually dishonor God with my actions, for whatever I think about, that I become (Proverbs 23:7).

God, my thoughts are so powerful. I have to have your strength to stop my ugly thinking. Help me remove my dungy thinking so I don’t have a dark heart. Redirect me today! Amen


One Comment

  1. Oh this is a word for me. Help me Lord to think on thoughts that will glorify and honor you and also to think love thoughts towards everyone as You do.

    Thanks Lynne for this post. Timely word.

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