Topic: Excellence in Our Thoughts
We can never become excellent in our actions if we don’t first make a commitment to become excellent in our thoughts. The Bible teaches us to think on things that are filled with virtue and excellence (Philippians 4:8).
Things like believing the best at all times, things that are honorable, just, pure, lovely, and lovable. I talk about our thoughts in all of my books and most of my messages because of their importance.
We become what we allow our thoughts to be (Proverbs 23:7).
What kind of thoughts do you entertain? When you recognize that your thoughts are not good, do you take action to cast them out of your mind, or do you lazily let them remain?
It is impossible to become an excellent person without first developing an excellent mind.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your thoughts don’t matter because nobody knows them anyway. They do
matter and God knows them. Wrong thoughts can poison our lives and attitudes.
Since they are the forerunner to all of our
words and actions, we must deal with them first. You can think what you want to think. You are in control, and even though
Satan will try to put wrong and deadly thoughts in your mind, you can cast them out and choose right ones.
Your mind and thoughts belong to you, and you should not allow the devil to use your mind as a garbage dump or you will end up with a stinking mess of a life.