“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”
– 2 Corinthians 1:21,22
Today, we conclude our series on understanding the significance of our daily thoughts. A tune-up of our present thoughts is always in order because they can dictate our future! What we consume and think about is an excellent indicator of what our future can become. Our last focus is to “Turn our thoughts onto the solution, not the problem.” We may come up with short-term solutions to problems, but over the long term, the solution for your life is Christ in you.
The Christ-centered solution is to work hard on yourself, more than anything else in the world. First-century Christians were not called Christians. They were called disciples. A disciple is someone who practices disciplines, and engaging in set disciplines every day makes a big difference. Each day, perform a little bit of work towards becoming a better version of yourself. Practice becoming more like Christ. Envision a clear picture of who you want to become, and devote all your thoughts and focus to implementing a Christ-centered solution.
Friend, in review, we can focus our thoughts on three areas: First, focus on what you can control, not on what you cannot control. Next, focus on what you have, not what you’ve lost, and lastly, focus on the solution, not the problem. You must “think about what you think about.” The Holy Spirit is always available to provide a tune-up in our thought lives! Your way of thinking, how you spend your free time, and the patterns you keep, as you become more Christ-like are all perfectly designed to give you the results you desire.
Father, help me to work on myself and become more Christ-like.
Have you asked the Lord for a tune-up in your thought life? What types of thoughts would you like to change?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.