It is not easy to figure out what and how you think. In Philippians 4:8, God gave some examples of things to think about. The Bible tells us to “think about the things that are good, worthy of praise, true, pure, honorable, right, beautiful, and respected. Joyce Meyer goes on to say that if we do that, then the God who gives peace will be with us.
When it comes to making choices, it is helpful to understand why you choose what you do. Those choices come from how you think.
Everyone contributes to the process that determines how you think today. Your thoughts can get bombarded from the outside. Your thoughts can get influenced by friends. However, when you take the Bible’s advice and look within yourself to discover what is right, it may mean disagreeing with your friends and choosing to stop being friends for a while.
Doing this would be you thinking in a new way, looking at what is right for you. Thinking that way helps you know what God wants for you, and this enables you to choose a way that will be good and pleasing to Him.
The good news is you can create tools that will be useful in getting your mind straight.
Romans 12:2: It says, “Do not change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is right and pleasing to him and what is perfect.
2. Do not follow the crowd.
Do not just choose because everyone else has. Note, not agreeing with your friends when they aren’t making a good choice is okay. Be yourself!
God’s grace should strengthen your heart. In other words, there are answers within you. God has given you what you need.
Did you know? You’ve got a pretty full toolbox in the bible. If you carry it with you wherever you go, it will help you think straight. It will help you out on the battlefield — in the schoolyard, in the classroom, and at the party at your friend’s house.