“Is This Thought Pleasing to You, LORD?”


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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”Proverbs 3:5,6

Do you ever have one of those days where you have so many thoughts flowing in and out of your mind that you barely have time to process them all? When was the last time you paid attention to what is taking up your mind space?

Most of us rarely consider what we think about most often. Your friends recognize what’s going on by your repeated conversations. The things that trouble you are spilled out because you just can’t help yourself.

How much can a mind hold, or wrestle with before it begins to affect everything about you? Think on something long enough and it will move you either in the right direction or the wrong direction. You can be led to life or death by your thoughts.

Are you tired of being drained of joyful living because you keep thinking and thinking and you can never let go? Don’t fret. You’re not alone. Sometime it is a matter of coming face to face with your thoughts through other people’s experiences that we find ourselves free.

Thoughts are like weeds. If they are left alone, something isn’t done with them they will take over your mind. Before you know it your thoughts will dominate your conversation and erode away at your confidence and launch you into fear.

Thoughts remind me of weeds. Have you ever had weeds take over your yard, flower pot, or garden? Or seen what happens to a yard when a house is abandoned. No matter how often you pull them up, they come back, one at a time until you can’t see anything but the weeds.

Carrying around thoughts we never share, tucked away in our minds, robs us of the vitality of living in the abundant blessings of God.

Examine your thoughts.. What does that thought bring with it? Is it stressful? Do you feel anxious? Is it something you can change? Is it coming to uproot something within you? Are you playing God, or wanting to be someone’s Savior? Are your thoughts going to stop something from happening?

How do you begin to clean up the mind?

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14)

This is one of my favorite scriptures. Putting my thoughts up against these words, I look at every thought and ask: “Is this thought pleasing to you, LORD? Or is what I am feeling contradicting your promises?”

What am I saying? You can think thoughts that have the power to deflate or wear you out, or you can choose to put thoughts in its place that pierce the heart and brings life.

No one can force you to do anything. It is a decision you have to make.

What about you? What is your favorite scripture when you are challenged?

Keep the faith,
Blondie Clayton

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