My friend Kelly posted a gospel verse this morning on Facebook, something she often does. She’s a devout Christian and seems to enjoy sharing her views with her friends. Sometimes I pass them by; other times I read them and move on.
Today I stopped and thought.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
Think about such things.
Think about truth, nobility, and right. Think purely, on lovely and admirable things. Think on the excellent and the praiseworthy. This is rock solid advice no matter what your particular religious or spiritual leaning.
I suspect that the person wrote that original passage was offering more than a rule or a social stricture. They were offering an insight into the fact that our out thoughts truly do become things.
Not only do our thoughts become things, they often become our very next moment.
Think on the truth. Be impeccable with your words. Don’t make assumptions, and don’t take it personally.
Your very next moment depends on it.