“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Ps 19:14
We all know that our actions, the things we say and do, should be a reflection of who we are in Christ; yet, ironically we often fail to realize God holds us accountable for every thought. Over time, I have learned that our thoughts are just as much a decision as our actions. We choose what we’re going to focus on.
Is it harder to control thoughts rather than actions? –I certainly think so.
It takes discipline and self-control. You have to be engaged in your thinking to make this work. You can’t just accept things the way they are…if you catch yourself saying things like, “Well, that’s just how my mind operates,” you’ve fallen for a lie.
When you realize your thoughts are sinful, go back to God and ask for help. Don’t allow yourself time to entertain sin. Immediately refocus, redirect your attention, your attitude, or whatever else needs to be placed in check.
When we become Christians, we claim to give God our lives, but often one area we hold back from Him is our own mind. By checking it in with Him, you will revolutionize your life. You will change your actions, because these stem from our thoughts, and you will grow closer to Him. Make a commitment to give this over to Him today…whether your thoughts affect your attitude, your relationships, or your perceptions, there is no one greater to trust with those troublesome problems in your mind.