I don’t know about you, but I’m guessing I’m not alone in the fact that what I think about and dwell on can often define my moments.
I need to be careful about the negative trails my brain can lead me down. A small mean thought about myself or someone else can ruin my entire day.
Yesterday I had a negative thought pop into my mind and I went for a run praying for peace and truth over that lie. It took me at least an hour to feel differently and I was being extremely intentional. Imagine the times I’m not as intentional! That day doesn’t look pretty.
I love this page of scripture there is so much goodness and truth jam packed in it and something I try to mediate on often. It’s the page where my favorite verse is found (proverbs 3:5-6) and this goodness. “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” -Proverbs 3:7-8
When I am at peace with myself, God and others there is truly a health I feel in my bones. I’m less tense and I have more joy. My own eyes aren’t always wise. They can make snap judgements and a lot of times the things we see aren’t as important as the things we can’t see. I need to go to God for my wisdom and have Him help me see situations with the perspective of love.
Are there any lies your thinking today that you need to replace with God’s wisdom?