Saturday, May 20, 2017

CLEAR THE MIND OF CLUTTER

Might we need to clean out the closet of our mind?  Every day is a time that we need to take a load to the dump.

Be anxious for nothing...Philippians 4:6

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things...Philippians 4:8

Be anxious for nothing.  Seriously?  How does one accomplish such a daily challenge?  The solution is given immediately two verses later.  It is found in the determination (our choice) of where we allow the mind to dwell.

I know of no one who doesn't have open wounds here and battle scars there.  No.  One.  Yet, the victors are not those who escape hardship.  No, the winners are the ones who determine where to let their minds roam.  The secret to success is not in the adventure nor in the opportunity.  The bottom line of inner peace is found in the very place we choose...we...choose...to do our harboring of thought.

The reason I pen such for you today is that I believe that wonderful, wonderful individuals have lost our wonder bit by bit.  Great people have been reduced to the ashes of constant and nagging aggravation; frustrated with others and/or with self.  We.  All.  Live.  There.  Yet, the Word calls us to "dwell"...set up camp and hold our ground...upon the things that are going right.  Truthfully, there are many power items to be counted!

Clear the mind of clutter.  Sweep it clean by focusing upon the many attributes of your day that others might even call miracles if they could experience them.  Be grateful.  Be aware.  Be glad.


1 comment:

Kent Linda said...

Terry, we are going to try it today! We have a good old-fashioned 3x5” card system of taking a small segment of scripture with us throughout the day. We will up the ante by evicting any non-truths from the camp...stay tuned for results....