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. - Philippians 4:8
And wondered - do I DO that?
hmmmm....lets truly examine...
Do I focus on what is right and not what is wrong?
Do I edify?
Do I lift up?
Do I make the most of the most and least of the least?
I’m not certain.
I can be a whiner…I can be focused on the things that are going wrong!
For example – I was sick…for TWO weeks…then Scott got it and the baby had a virus and then I tweaked my neck and I’ve been REALLY focused on the discontent I have with my body…
And then I read these words and I had to wonder…what do I focus on? What do I speak out of my mouth?
Words are life-giving…If I give my words to the bad stuff, I give them life.
So…its time to adjust my focus.
In these times, it is so easy to be focused on what is not happening, what is not being done, how I don’t feel, what I don’t have, on all that is missing…
But that would be backwards…
I say, lets lift up the good stuff…say something nice, focus on the positive, let go of something that hurts you or bothers you…Speak life over the praiseworthy things!!!
Wanna play to?
What can you say that is nice today?
Now go do it.