You have most likely heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” This simply means that whatever we put into our mouths with ultimately affect our bodies. If junk food is our main source of sustenance, then we will begin to feel sluggish and tired, our pants will get tighter as our waist expands, and the glow will fade from our cheeks. If on the other hand, we feast on fruits and veggies, and healthier choices then we will feel more energetic, we’ll have more spring in our step, and our eyes will be brighter.
The same is true of our minds: “We are what we think.” If we allow our minds to constantly be filled with the negativity of this world, the division of politics, and the angry voices that are all around us, then we are more likely to experience anxiety and depression. If we ruminate on the doubts, worries, and fears that infiltrate our thoughts, and allow them to have full reign, then we will most likely feel overwhelmed, discouraged, negative, and hopeless. If the news and social media are the mainstays of our mental diet, then the joy of the Lord will be stolen from our hearts and the peace of God will be snatched from our lives.
As vital as it is for us to consume a healthy diet for our bodies, it is even more essential for our minds. We must consciously grab hold of our thoughts and refocus our minds onto the Word of God—our secure salvation in Jesus, our hope of eternity with our Savior, the promise that Jesus is with us each and every day, and the knowledge that He sovereignly reigns from His throne in Heaven. God is loving and all-powerful, and we are His beloved children who have His power at work in us—let’s feast our minds on such truths!
We must meditate on Truth according to what the Lord says! It is the only way to remain satisfied and unshaken!
“We are what we think”—Let’s fill our minds with God’s Word until there is no more room for lies and discouragement to take root.
Psalm 48:8-10, “As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the Lord Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever. Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness.”