Philippians 4:8 KJV
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
What you choose to think on will have much to do with the path you take and the results you get in this life! A Christian cannot afford to let their minds run away with them! Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
You can and you must control your thought life! Have you ever said, “My mind is just running away from me?” What are you saying? In reality, you are acknowledging that you do not have your mind under the control of your spirit. You need to make an adjustment. You would be correct if you said everyone has that problem. I have dealt with this numerous times myself. Thoughts come and continue to bombard my mind that contradict God’s word and what I am believing for. These wrong thoughts are introduced to you for the purpose of getting your mind off of what God has promised you in His word. If you allow this to happen, you will become frustrated, discouraged, and overcome with worry. This is not God’s will!
If your mind has been running away with you, it’s time to catch it! Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin used to say, “Thoughts may come, thoughts may even persist in staying, but thoughts never put into word or action die unborn.” The first thing we must do is capture these wrong thoughts and bring them into obedience to the Word of God (2 Corinthians 10:5)! Choose not to think on anything that contradicts God’s word. Then, set your mind on God and His word (Colossians 3:1-2). Use our text in Philippians 4:8 as the litmus test for your thought life. If the thought does not fall under one of those qualifiers, bring it into subjection immediately. You choose what you think on!
Isaiah 26:3 says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed (fixed) on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Keep your mind on God and His promises. If you will do this, you will no longer be “all to pieces,” but you will have perfect peace!