For the rest, my brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things have honor,
whatever things are upright, whatever things are holy, whatever things are beautiful,
whatever things are of value, if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, give thought to these things.
PHILIPPIANS 4 : 8
IT IS TIME TO CHANGE YOUR MIND ..
In the above Scripture, Paul is teaching the Philippians a very important lesson about " Thought Correction and Improvement " .. a lesson that we too can learn greatly from.
Paul teaches, that if you can exercise and apply the discipline of " Thought Improvement " .. then you are guaranteed to produce built-in, genuine excellence.
The phrase in the Scripture .. " if there is any virtue " .. is telling you that if you want to reach and tap into your built-in, genuine excellence .. you have to go through the process of changing your thoughts to only focus on the types of things that Paul talks about at the beginning of the Scripture.
In other words, you need to change your thoughts to only think about things that are true, honorable, respectful, holy, beautiful and admirable.
The word " virtue " refers to our built-in, real, genuine excellence .. and what this means is that people who are filled with this kind of excellence have achieved it by the thoughts they have about themselves and the world around them. THOUGHTS ARE VERY, VERY POWERFUL !!
Thoughts .. Your thoughts are the very food that will feed and inspire the seeds of greatness that are ready and waiting to be harvested in your mind.
Your thoughts can also act like medicine to your spirit and soul, because they can be powerful enough to nurse every negative, insecurity that attempts to limit or totally stop you from reaching for and achieving your full greatness.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he .. Proverbs 23 : 7
There is a very definite " virtue " that comes from calm, soothing, peaceful thoughts that will cause you to grow and build yourself a strong, unshakable, positive character rooted deep in your heart.
For far too long now we have allowed ourselves to accept a very average way of life .. A life filled with unsuccessful situation after unsuccessful situation, and guess what all the unsuccessful things in life have glued themselves to us because we have chosen a thought pattern and an attitude of always being so suspicious, distrustful, negative, and judgmental about everyone and everything that crosses our paths.
Sadly because of all our " stinking thinking " .. On the day that success does come to pay us a visit, we will barely even notice it because our distrust and negativity would steal that sweet taste of success right out from under your feet.
Aren't you just so tired of constantly being stopped .. Stopped by your very own hand - made wall of bad thoughts and bad attitudes .. Well thankfully you do not have to go through one more day feeling sick and tired of being sick and tired.
You Hold The Keys In Your Hand .. JESUS CAME FOR YOU, so that you could have life and enjoy it abundantly and in its fullness .. So stop killing yourself .. Stop drowning yourself in your very own cruel, vicious sea of negativity.
Time to do a little " Thought Correction and Improvement " .. The Bible tells us what we should be thinking about and focusing on, and we know that where the mind goes the man will follow.
So start doing things a little more God's way and a lot less your way and it is a guarantee that you will be left in absolute awe, as you begin to see the mighty hand of God your Father working in your life.
DO NOT CHANGE THE BIBLE ... LET THE BIBLE CHANGE YOU