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Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.

Positive Thoughts Purvey Hope

Two types of voices command your attention today. Negative ones fill your mind with doubt, bitterness, and fear. Positive ones purvey hope and strength. Which ones will you choose to heed? You have a choice, you know. “We take every thought captive so that it is obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5 God’s WORD).

Do you let anyone who knocks on your door enter your house? Don’t let every thought that surfaces dwell in your mind. Take it captive . . . make it obey Jesus. If it refuses, don’t think it.

Negative thoughts never strengthen you. How many times have you cleared a traffic jam with your grumbles? Does groaning about bills make them disappear? Why moan about your aches and pains, problems and tasks?

“Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life” (Proverbs 4:23 NCV). 


O Lord, teach us to choose positive thoughts over negative thoughts. Help us take every thought captive, shape it to fit into a life that pleases you. May every emotion and impulse be pleasing to you. Rather than moan and groan about the difficult things in life, teach us to give up grumbling and be glad that you are in control of every detail. When we have the choice to fill our minds with doubt and bitterness or hope and strength, we will choose hope and strength, amen.

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 

The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. 
~  ISAIAH 32:17 

~ Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. 
~ ROMANS 12:2

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