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
This is not my original title but from Bible teacher and author Joyce Meyer. She teaches a good deal on controlling what is in your mind and this title is a vivid word picture of how our mind can become sometimes. I know mine does. If you don't keep occupied enough you can allow wrong thoughts into your head.
Having an undisciplined mind and allowing wrong thoughts into it will only keep you worried and defeated. You have to purpose in your heart to think on things 'above' and capture wrong thoughts and give them to Jesus. Don't just sit around worrying and making up scenarios in your mind or worrying about others thoughts towards you. Obviously this type of thinking would not be 'from above' but earthly. Thinking like this could allow the enemy to easily get your down in the dumps.
Your job today is to entertain uplifting thoughts that will build up and not tear down. If you catch yourself slipping say out loud "Get behind me Satan". Now go have a positive day!
PRAYER: Help me Lord to think on good things. With you I can and will defeat wrong thinking once and for all. In Jesus' name. Amen.