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Finally, brothers and sisters, 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
You have heard it said, "You are what you eat." Well, the same is true for what you think. Your thought life is like fuel that drives the engine of your beliefs and behaviours. You put bad fuel in and you run the risk of 'engine problems' by distorting what you believe about yourself and damaging the way you behave towards others. I once heard a youth worker say, "You take normal kids and fill their minds with abnormal ideas, you will produce abnormal behaviour." While this sounds obvious, it is extraordinary how many people do not make the connection between the way they feel and the stuff they feed their minds. It is no surprise then that the Bible speaks so much about renewing our minds and guarding our hearts. If you want to change the way you think, you need to be selective in what you will allow to fill your mind.