Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8
When confronting decisions concerning everyday life, we are faced with the challenge of doing the right thing. We also know that doing the right thing (making the right decisions concerning eveyone involved), is not always easy to do. However, we as Christians are expected to seek God for direction and guidance in these areas.
Most of the time when we are in the decision making process, our mind may give us too many options- some of which we can do without. However, because we are control by what we think, it is very important that we surround ourselves with people and things that are positive; that will help us to grow productively; that we may be helpful and beneficial to those around us.
What must one do when the mind goes where it shouldn't? That thought should be replaced with as Philippians 4:8 describes as things that are true, honest, pure, lovely, and of good report. That's what we should think about. Keep in mind, it also says that if there be any virtue and praise( meaning if it will bring honor to God), that we should think on these things.
We must pay attention to the things that enters our minds so that we don't allow them to pollute us. If you think about it, the things that we allow to enter our minds comes through what we watch and what we listen to. Proverbs 4:23 tells us to keep our heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Inorder for us to do this, we must choose carefully the things which we allow ourselves to watch or hear on a daily basis.
Remember: Thinking about what you are thinking about is very valuable because Satan usually deceives people into thinking that the source of their misery or trouble is something other than what it really is. He wants them to think they are unhappy due to what is going on around them (their circumstances), but the misery is actually due to what is going on inside them (their thoughts). Insert taken from The Everyday Life Bible by Joyce Meyer.