What do you think about ______? This question is usually asked when someone wants your opinion on something. You can fill in the blank with whatever the topic of discussion is at the time. But there is another way to look at the question, and that is simply, “What do you think about?”
We think all the time. We can’t help it; that is the way we are designed. Thoughts are constantly running through our minds. We think about what we are doing or what we wish we were doing. We think to help us process the current situation we are dealing with, or we think to avoid dealing with our current situation. Many times, we have problems turning off our thoughts so we can rest at nights. Our minds seem to have a motor that never stops running.
Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Wrong thinking usually causes us problems so to solve those problems we must change our way of thinking.
The Bible tells us, “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) (NIV)
This is one of those easier said than done verses, but our problems are usually created by not obeying this verse. We let out thinking get out of control and negative instead of looking for the positive in ourselves and in others.
In the times when it seems no positive can be found, we can always let out thoughts dwell on a God who loves us and is working to bring us to where we need to be. Think about it!
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.Trust in the Lord forever, the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.” (Isaiah 26:3-4) (NIV)