For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he… (Proverbs 23:7).
Philippians 4:8 says, ‘’…whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report…think on these things.’’ This suggests you can dictate and control the subject and character of your thoughts. Thoughts are more than mere imaginations; they are mental pictures with constructive and destructive capabilities. Thoughts, many times, are your own creation; the mental construction of your mind that are based on your imaginations. They have the power to keep you in bondage or liberate you to be the best of you.
Until you change your way of thinking, your life and the circumstances of your existence will not change. That’s how powerful thoughts are; and this is the reason we’re admonished in Scripture to choose our thoughts. You must think in line with the Word always. God has given you the ability as well as the responsibility to change your life from glory to glory by managing your mind to think right: ‘’And be not confirmed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God’’ (Romans 12:2).
Realize that you are the character of your thoughts. Where you’re today is a function of your mind; your thinking. Your life in general, including how you live, the things you do, the character of your words and the totality of your personality are all the expression of your thought process. No wonder Proverbs 4:23 enjoins that you mount garrison over your heart. Don’t allow just every thought come in. Reject thoughts that tend to demean or depress you, and accept only thoughts of success, joy, victory and prosperity. You can actually make your life much happier, fulfilling, and full of glory if you’d manage your mind to think in consonance with the Word.
Blessed Father, thank you for the power of your Word to renew and transform my mind and change my estate! Your perfect will is done in my life today as I make your Word my meditation, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.