To discover the real me I need look at what I spend time thinking about when no one is looking and when nothing is forcing me to think about anything in particular.

Where do my thoughts go to?

I have to train my thoughts to lean toward God, to move toward Him.

It’s about more than reading my Bible 24/7 or mumbling under my breath in tongues whenever I can. It’s about taking captive thoughts that otherwise may wander. It’s easy done. Negativity. Selfish. Lustful. Angry. Empty. Resentful. And the rest.

In the secret place where no one else watches is where I truly determine the power of my relationship with God. Let’s not be religious about this but lets not fill our heads with so much of the wrong stuff that we don’t make enough room for thoughts that are truly God-centred.

Thankful thoughts.

Thoughts that praise and honour God.

Go first for thoughts that dwell on the goodness of God.

Prayerful thoughts.

I watch what goes in as it feeds my imagination. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he [Proverbs 23:7]. Just because I can [read that book, watch that film, behave that way, say those things, do that thing] doesn’t mean I should.

If I can’t be humble, joyful, faithful, disciplined, honouring, truthful, full of integrity in private before God then what I want to appear on the outside will not match who I truly am.

Maybe that’s sounds boring to you but if God and knowing Him better is the most important thing in your life, then what’s the problem.

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