Be Careful What You Think

I read the following on an office wall poster. 

Be careful what you think, for that will determine your attitude

Be careful about your attitude, for that will determine your actions

Be careful about your actions, for that will determine your character

Be careful about your character, for that will determine your lifestyle.


Notice everything starts with what we think!  So much of what crosses our minds is really “stinking thinking.”  If our thoughts are properly focused, imagine the impact on attitudes, actions, character, and lifestyle.

Maybe Paul was thinking this when he wrote these words to the Philippians.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise: things that are true, honorable, fair, pure, acceptable, or commendable.”

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