Something to think about:
Catherine Hart Weber, PhD, writes, “Don’t believe everything you think. Learn to question your thoughts, considering alternative, often more realistic, positive ways of thinking and viewing life situations.” (From Flourish: Discover the Daily Joy of Abundant, Vibrant Living, pg 142).
I was really hit by that first sentence: “Don’t believe everything you think.” Why do we think that just because we think something, it’s true? Thoughts come from all different sources and because we have an Enemy, they are often accusations from him–Satan. Revelation 12:10 tells us he is our accuser. Why do we cooperate with him?
I often speak of 2 Corinthians 10:5. Are you tired of me speaking and writing about it? But it’s so important. “Take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” If you think of every thought as an arrow coming toward your mind, you can examine it and ask, “Is this true? Is this the way God wants me to think?”
Then you can receive it and dwell upon it if it is true and if it’s not, you can discard it and replace it with the truth.
I’m grateful to Dr. Hart Weber for a very concise way of saying it: “Don’t believe everything you think.” What have you been thinking lately and is it really from God?