Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. IICorinthians 10:5 KJV
As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
When I read God’s Word from my King James version, I find the translators to use the word heart many times as we would use mind. Since our heart and mind are so closely connected we ought to respect them and reverence them with such care in this life.
Yesterdays post was about Guarding your thoughts which make up the foundation of who we are. I had always heard the saying, “what you think about you bring about”. If we hover too long on an incorrect thought, dwell on it too long, it will effect us in the form of an action or words that may not be possitive.
After all we can control our thoughts, or can we? Well that all depends on what we have been exposed to.
Some things are out of our control. When we experience danger, threat or harm. When we are subjected to unwanted and univited things that seep into our mind through our eyes or ears, which we all are partakers of in this world, in one degree or another, we have little control of those.
But today I speak not of those. Today I speak of the things that we do have a choice in. Those things that we decide by using free will. Those are the the things that we have to consider and ponder as to whether they are good choices or bad choices.
I have lived many years and experienced personally how my own free will choices many times were wrong ones. Those that led me to conform or speak or behave in ways that were not positive. Oh they might have felt possitive or harmless for a season, but eventially caused harm or pain to myself and/or others.
I have learned for me personally, that most often, my poor choices effected me more than anyone else. And why wouldn’t it be that way? I have to answer to my God for my choices, not for anyone elses poor choices. Personal accountability is a very real thing to the Almighty.
My blog Today highlights (II Corinthians 10:5) Casting down imaginations……which will effect our behavior. When we cast out the wrong thoughts we have plenty of space in our mind for filling that void with good thoughts.
What poor choices are effecting your behavior?
Ms Linda Darlene