From the Pastor
Pastor Mike Burns
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Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, think about these things. - Philippians 4:8
In his book, Mission Possible, Tim Tebow makes the following observations:
In July 2020, researchers at Queen’s University in Canada discovered that the average human brain has more than six thousand unique thoughts every single day. Ranging from the weather outside to work meetings to feeding the dog to feeding the kids, that’s a lot of thoughts! With our minds constantly racing from on the thing to the next, we often forget how fascinating it is to think.
Thoughts can be the most private and powerful parts of our human nature. But thoughts can also be very destructive. They are often negative. We must take back control of what goes in and out of our heads (see 2 Corinthians10:5)!
In Philippians, the apostle Paul is very clear in describing the things we should be thinking about: whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and praiseworthy. In living a mission-possible life, developing a healthy, growth-and-grace-oriented mindset is crucial. Mindset is just a fancy word for a particular way of thinking. It’s your beliefs plus convictions plus attitude that drive the way you think, feel and act. Your mindset matters because it is foundational for true change.
Now that you’re thinking about what you think about (ha!), identify things in your life that are true, honorable, right, and so on….
NEXT: “A Mission M.I.N.D.S.E.T.”
Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 @ 11:31 AM CDT