Learning Not to Worry – Part 2
Philippians 4:8 – And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise
Worry like we said in the first part of this series on overcoming worry, can be unlearned. The mind can also be trained to not even reason in the direction of worry. Apostle Paul makes a very profound statement here in our key scripture. He asks us to fix our thoughts on things that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and admirable. That’s were we are to channel our focus. It should be the constant habit of a believer to consciously and deliberately control what fill their thoughts. One awesome way to do this is through meditation.
When apostle Paul wrote this, he was under house arrest, meaning he was basically in jail, yet you can tell he always focused on what was true and of good report…for he to write it himself, then he must have been practising it. One funny thing about worry is you never really get to hear God in that state.
Philippians 2:24 – And I have confidence from the Lord that I myself will come to see you soon
Apostle Paul had said earlier that he was confident he’ll be out of jail, and get to see the Philippians. He heard that from God, and was confident about it. He was able to hear God speak, even in that distressing situation I believe because to took care of his thoughts, hence, he was able to listen. Think on things of good report regularly, and you’ll find yourself worry less and less. God bless you.
Thank you Lord for teaching me to worry less. I fix my thoughts on the positive, and only see truth from your word.
Author – Gem