I would be thinking lots of things, other than what I was supposed to be thinking about. And, it would usually end with my coaching yelling at me!
In our lives, our minds can wander. We can have our minds thinking about so many other things. So much distracts us. So much calls to our attention. So much tries to steal our thoughts and our minds.
And this is dangerous. For where our minds are determines our actions a lot.
When my mind was not in the right place, I wasn’t able to be the football player that I needed to be. I wasn’t able to play the way I needed to play
When our minds are not on the things of God, we will not be able to serve Him as we ought.
Listen to Paul today:
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Paul says to focus on what is good and true. And that will help us to live as God wants us to live.
That will help us to have the perspective. That will help us to be as God wants us to be. That will help us to focus, love, and live what God wants.
So, today, where is your mind? What are you thinking about you? What are you focusing on?
Is your mind on God? Or other things?
Will you think on what is good, noble, and pure? Or what is wrong? negative?
Will you look for the best in others? Or the worst?
Will you see the positive? Or the negative?
Today, where is your mind?