Is your mind plagued with trash or brimming with gems?
One of the books I’ve started reading this year is Joyce Meyer’s Power Thoughts. It has been waiting among the heap of books on my TBR pile for quite sometime. But for whatever reasons, I decided to delve into this year. The quote below stood out to me.
Your mind can be a junkyard or treasure chest, and you alone have the power to choose what it will be.
I read some where that the average number of thoughts per day is between 12,000 to 50,000. Now that’s a lot of thinking. Much of what flounders through my mind is random frets, worries, or anxieties about upcoming tasks. One moment my thoughts are on work and the next a myriad of other things are pressing on my mind.
According to Joyce we have the power to make a choice. During this year, I am trying to be more cognizant of making better choices on where I allow my thoughts to dwell. Philippians 4:8 admonishes us to think wisely.
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. (The Message)
A key to making the most of our new beginning this year is garrisoning our thought life. Wishing you a year of mindful thinking!