Have you ever watched a child or young person playing video games? Their thumbs are on the controls and they never seem to let up until they stop playing. They are controlling what happens to the images on the screen, and I suppose from the rapt expression on their faces, it gives them a great deal of satisfaction.
What about you? Are you in control of your life, or do you sometimes feel like some unseen hands are pushing your control buttons? Jack Canfield, famous author and publisher states, “You only have control over three things in your life – the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions your take.”
Since I always compare secular sayings to what the Bible says, I turned to this verse of Scripture from the apostle Paul . In Philippians 4: 8 he writes, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. “
The thoughts we allow to occupy our minds can have a great impact on our lives. They can control us.
Our thoughts can make us feel happy or sad, successful or defeated, if we allow them.
Our thoughts can convince us we will never reach our goals. Our thoughts may say to us, “You’ve been trying to lose weight for years, and you haven’t lost a pound.” If we dwell on those thoughts, we would give up trying.
So, will you let your thoughts control you, or will you control your thoughts? The choice is yours.
Right now, I would like you to focus on that scripture verse above. Meditate on it and watch God change your way of thinking and, ultimately, your life.