What are you thinking about?
Many people today are thinking of the many things that need to be done. The endless list of to-do’s, the many issues of life that we face and the hopeless state of the world. Sounds depressing, huh? More than a few people are plagued by thoughts that cloud their mind with endless clutter.
What your mind stays thinking about will determine your joy or unhappiness. Our tendency as human beings is to constantly think on negative things. The thoughts that we have that are focused on the negative will cause us to fear and grow in despair. It is easy for us to think of all the bad things in life because there are so many. Sickness, disease, financial troubles, family problems and even WORK! Dwelling on these will replace hope with despair.
The enemy of our souls reminds us of all the bad things in life. He knows that if you focus on those you will not focus on God. Satan destroys a Christian’s joy by making them dwell on the negative. Colossians 3:2 says, "Set your mind on things above, not on things of the earth." What a thought!
We must dwell on the provision of God. We must dwell on the promises of God. We must dwell on the power of God. All of these are guaranteed for the believer in the Scriptures. Why not think on these things? Take your mind off the chaos of the world…the fears of what is happening around us. Think of how God said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
God gives peace to those who focus on Him not their circumstances. Isaiah said, "God keeps them at perfect peace whose mind is stayed upon the Lord." Keep you mind on God and watch everything work out around you. God will work on your behalf. Think on the good things. Think on things from above. You will find joy instead of confusion.