[note]For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Proverbs 23:7[/note]
Who you are and who you turn out to be are all controlled by your thoughts. Great men think great. Mediocres have thoughts of mediocrity.
Your thoughts are very powerful because most times, they eventually become your actions. So if you think right, you’ll do right. If you think wrong, you’ll do wrong. Who a man really is, is not what he looks like or what he eats but really what is on the inside of him.
We see an example of this in the book of 1Samuel 16:6-7. In this passage, Samuel the prophet was to anoint a new king for Israel out of the house of Jesse. Because of the impressive height and build of Eliab, Samuel thought that he deserved to be king. Conversely, God told Samuel that what is on the outside is irrelevant. He only looks inward. And as you may know, Eliab did not get crowned as king because his thoughts were not pure. Even though David was forgotten by his own family, he was sought out by God because he had a heart that yearned for God. Every thought of David was connected to God in one way or the other.
In the same way, we should always make sure that our thoughts are God-centred and when they are, our actions will also automatically be God-centred. Negative thoughts only bring negative results so always think positively. Definitely you will have experienced saying things that you don’t really mean to say. This happens because you have been ruminating on these thoughts on the inside of you and eventually they got out even though you meant to keep it to yourself. Since your mind cannot be blank, let only the word of God dwell in you richly, do not allow things of the world to enter.
God, thank you for the ability to think. I pray that my thoughts and meditation of my hearts and eventually my actions will forever worship you. In Jesus’ name. Amen