Have you ever heard the saying “where the mind goes the man follows”? Well I have found that to be very true. Your mind is capable of moving you. You mind is so powerful that it can get you off your butt or keep you on it. The mind makes plans and executes it. The mind makes habits and breaks it. The mind can be a prison or a great escape. The mind is your greatest forecast. If you want to know what the future holds for you, look into your mind. What occupies your mind? If your mind is filled with negative and painful thoughts, then gear-up for a negative and painful life. But if your mind is beautiful and positive, your life will reflect that. That is why it is impossible to think good thoughts and be a bad person. Now you see how powerful the mind is. Some people were captured and tortured but in their minds they envisioned freedom and because of the strong thoughts of freedom their minds held, they eventually became free.
But here’s the good thing. Your mind is under your control. Do not put your life in autopilot by allowing just about anything into your thoughts. Examine every though. The Bible puts it this way: “Casting down every argument and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). Really take the time to think about what it is you are thinking about. Examine your thoughts. Is it positive? Is it helpful? Do you need to sort this out? Do you need to let this go for now or forever? Do you need to steer clear of these thoughts because you already know how it always ends? What does God say about this thought? You need to examine your thoughts. This will not come naturally, but with time it will be like breathing. Examining your thoughts helps de-clutter your life and keeps you on the right direction because you get to decide what you are thinking about.
So, think about this for a while.
“For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he”… Proverbs 23:7