We often focus on our outward life…areas such a living right, serving, and working hard. However, what about the life we live that no one sees – our thought life. Our mind can truly live a life of its own.
1 Peter 3 “Your adornment must not be merely external--braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. (nasb) The hidden person of the heart…to me this describes the person inside of us. Our hidden self is captured in the views, thoughts, attitudes, and creations of our mind.
Hebrews “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight.” God knows the life we live inside our thoughts. Examine your thoughts over the past few days. What did you think about most? Did you play out situations in you mind that never happened? Did you say things you should not have said in your head?
P “How long must I wrestle with my thoughts…” Others before you have had to work to keep their minds on the things of God. Psalm 55:2 “My thoughts trouble me”
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, 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.” Think of other verses from the bible that tell of right things, pure, admirable and praiseworthy.
Journal some of your own positive thoughts. :D