I'm reading a book by Elizabeth George and she makes a statement in Chapter one that has an impact on me and some things going on with other people in my life right now.
"Work on what is real rather than worry about what is unreal."
Oh how I so often do the opposite. I start to think all kinds of thing when I worry. I am even afraid at times to doing something or ask someone something because I tell myself I know they will think it is just me wanting to know, cause trouble or be a know it all. I don't really know know what their response will be. I am guessing and that is an unreal thought.
We are told in Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things
How much easier our lives would be if we just did this. What ever is true! Well God's word is true so think on the word. Memorise scripture, meditate on scripture and then be obedient to scripture. We need to remember the bible is true not feelings and thoughts.
Our thoughts need to be healthy. What are we like when we are physically sick. Tired, lack of energy, crabby, leave me alone,..... You get the idea. When our thoughts are unhealthy we are the same way.
I love how the Amplified bible puts the first part of Proverbs 23:7
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he....
So lets have a mental health day and think only on the true, noble, right, pure, lovely,
admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.