Thought Control

If anything is excellent or praiseworthy—
think about such things.
   —Philippians 4:8

Paul lobbed this tall order, “Do not be anxious about anything” (Phil. 4:6).

Then this, “… whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable … think about such things” (Phil. 4:8).

That’s the winning pitch, for however gifted you are at multitasking, you can’t worry while you’re thinking about the gems in that sentence.

Speaking of whatever is lovely, pause to consider these blessings: good family, good friends, good job, good church, good books, good health, good appetite, good food.

Anxiety doesn’t belong in the same neighborhood with those gifts.

Problems are inevitable.
Gratitude is optional.

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