"Far as he thinks in his heart, so is he."
Sometimes being inside our minds is like being on a Facebook feed.
There is just so much to do, and if we dabble a bit in every area, eventually it will all come together. But usually we just get burned out which leads to frustration and disgust with those around us. "Can't you pitch in a little?" "Why do I always have to ask you?!!!"
It is important to realize we become what we think about. It is no wonder the Bible teaches us that we must learn how to meditate on the Word of God. Not the WORDS of God. But, rather one thing that God is trying to teach us. This way, we can roll it over and over in our mind until it becomes a part of us. Meditation takes information and turns it into revelation. One of the problems we have that is central today is there is so much information available to us that we can get stuck on a bit of everything. This doesn't allow us to mull over one thing long enough for it to become a revelation to us. It is the revelation "thing" that is going to help you. It is that that one thing you know that you are working on deep down in your heart that you an turn into reality.
Romans 12:2 says not to be conformed to this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Fear, guilt, insecurity, and worry can let in or keep out all the right thoughts. You can open your mind to fear and let it in, or you can close your mind to fear and turn it away. The mind is a wide doorway. Just about anything can find its way in. We need to learn to close our minds and mull over that one positive thought until it becomes reality instead of dealing with a bit of it all. You can do this! Just shut your mind to one thought and engage the bolt to the others.
"But refuse (shut your mind against, have nothing to do with) trifling (ill-informed, unedifying, stupid) controversies over ignorant questionings, for you know that they foster strife and breed quarrels" (2 Timothy 2:23). Shut your mind to things such as gossip, slander, and the idea that someone with an opinion different from yours that must be wrong, and to other unedifying thoughts that will lead to strife. Fix your mind on that one thing you are working on: love, kindness, thinking the best about people, grace, mercy, and other edifying thoughts that are found in the Word of God (Phil 4:8).
By doing so, it will allow you to get off that feed and work on those thoughts that will bring you closer to Christ.
This Week's Meditation:
Teach me to mind my own business and work on one thought.
Help me to realize that I don't need to be in the center of everything.
Teach me to mind my own business and work on my own one thought.
Remind me that through meditation I can be more Christ-like.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always.