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
Are you one of those people who occasionally catches yourself dwelling on the negative or speculating about things that may not have ever happened? Maybe you worry over what you said to someone or how you were perceived. I know I fall into this trap sometimes and it is not a good place to remain so stop it!
It is a spiritual discipline to cast down wrong thinking patterns. You must purposefully make yourself ponder goodness, victory, successes, and joyful moments. Dwelling on your faults and screw ups leads nowhere good nor is wondering what someone may be thinking about you and thinking the worst case scenario.
Get up and say out loud "I am not going to dwell on things that don't matter. I will choose to be content and joyful and press on."
PRAYER: Help me Lord as I seek to discipline my thoughts to not digging a pit of despair. In Jesus' name. Amen.