I was doing my routine check of Pinterest during my coffee break and this little quote came up on my feed. It was something I needed to hear but something so simple that put everything into perspective for me.
How often do we let out minds be consumed with anything but God? How often do we think of the future, our worries, our questions and our fears; or even just thinking about unholy things, watching movies or shows that are not wholesome or reading things that don’t honour God? I will often be thinking and questioning why I am single, why I am struggling to find work as a designer, why I struggle with anxiety. But by doing this I am allowing my mind to be consumed by my desires and my worries instead of filling it with love and passion for God. We quickly get caught up in life; filling our time with daily tasks, going to bed so tired that devotions seem futile, barely making time all day to spend quality time with God. And then we question why we feel like we are lacking spiritually or are not feel growth in faith and knowledge. We wonder why we feel distant from God or have less joy in our lives.
But I can tell you this, if we spend our days thinking of God, talking about Him, talking to Him and doing our tasks for Him, we will feel our faith grow and we will feel closer to Him. We will feel less anxious and more willing to accept what God has set on our path. So I encourage you today and every day to think positively and to consume your mind with God.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”