Do you have problems with impure thoughts and daydreams? Perhaps it’s not exactly impure; it could be self-degrading thoughts, or a lie that you’ve believed all your life, or possibly, feelings of inferiority. We need to replace those negative thoughts, or they will come out of our mouths and show up in our actions.
Examine what you’re putting into your mind through television, books, conversations, movies, and magazines. Maybe you’re rehashing past events and those thoughts are dragging you down.
Right now, today, replace all harmful input with healthy material. Honestly think about your negative feelings, or discuss them with a person you trust. Then replace the lies with the truth. A child who constantly heard as he was growing up, that he was a failure and unlovable, would start by stating facts; I have friends who care about me; I have a good job, a roof over my head, etc.
But, the most important part is God. Without praying to God and reading His Bible, we may succeed for a while, but it won’t last long. However, when we ask God to help us focus our minds on what is good and pure, He WILL help us. He loves us and wants us to give our problems to Him. Unless you’re used to turning things over to God, it can take time to realize you can trust Him. Believe me, you CAN. I’ve tried it and He does love us. Below is a paraphrase of Phil 4:8, where Paul tells us to – program (verb- doing) our minds with thoughts that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy. We can’t do it alone, but with God, all things are possible!
What are you struggling with today? Trust God to help you. Then share with us how God helped you overcome!
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