Hold Tight

I’ve tuned into this station before.

We have thoughts. We should pay attention to our thoughts. But not every thought is true, or good, or beautiful, or worth a second thought.

2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

Colossians 3:1-4 says, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”

We have feelings and thoughts. Thoughts can lead to feelings, and feelings can lead to thoughts. The wise person is aware of what they are thinking and feeling. And then they evaluate every thought, every feeling, in light of Christ, who is our life.

Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

We have control over what we meditate on, what we ruminate on. We may not always have control over what thoughts come, but we do have control over what thoughts we hold on to.

Romans 12:9 says, “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” 1Thessalonians 5:19-22 says, “Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.”

If the thought is false, let it drift off into the ether. But if the thought is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy, or good, if it is of Christ, who is your life, hold tight.

Discern, then Respond

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