Do you ever think about what you think about all day? Is it the fight you just had with your mom, or how awful that math test was, or maybe you’re jealous that your best friend gets all the attention and you’re feeling left out? Or are your thoughts . . . I know Mom and I don’t always agree, but that’s okay, because I know she still loves me. Or . . . I really don’t like math – it’s just totally not my thing, but I’ll still do the best I can do. Or . . . my best friend sure gets lots of attention, and I feel left out, but I know I’m important, too.
Isn’t it amazing that God knows every thought we think? He even knows what we’ll think before we think it! He knows when we’re happy or sad, excited or discouraged, when things are going great, or when they’re just totally not. He knows about your struggles, and He knows your hopes and dreams. But no matter what’s going on, He wants you to have good thoughts, that line up with His word, because that’s when He works the most.
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
So as you go throughout your day, just catch yourself when your thoughts don’t honor Him – when they go against your dreams. He’ll help you think the right thoughts. Then notice the difference it makes – it’ll be huge. Just go try it and see.