Somebody said so profoundly that “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
So in essence we understand that what we think is what we are.
Thinking always has a companion that is called desire.
James 2:14-15, “14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”
The sinful desire is a Satan’s bait to pull us on a wrong direction.
Both good and bad things come from what we think.
Bad thoughts are always persistent and sometimes dominate everyone’s life.
Bad thoughts are always the result of sinful influences on us every day.
All sin is a result of our bad thoughts.
People say, “I don’t know why I did it, I wasn’t thinking”.
What makes us thinking wrong is when we put out God in our thinking.
Psalms 10:4: “In his pride the wicked man does not seek Him (God) in all his thoughts there is no room for God.”
It all starts with a decision to pursue that thought.
“A Decision is the catalyst for turning a DESIRE into a DEED that forges a DESTINY!”
1. A Desire results into a Deed because of a DECISION.
2. Desires can be either: GOOD or BAD, SPIRITUAL or unspiritual.
But they do not become Deeds without a Decision.
Our thinking must depend upon what is good and what is spiritual.
Apostle Paul sums it up beautifully in his letter to Philippian church.
8 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.
This verse is purely based on God’s Word not according to worldly standard.
We have to read this verse in the light of God’s truth.
Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
If we are thinking only about the things of this world how can we expect the things of God to come out of us.
Paul reminds them only thru our Lord Jesus we can stay on course.
“13 I can do all this through him (Christ) who gives me strength”