A Christian thought life is integral to a life of joy (Phil 4:4) and peace (Phil 4:6-7) in every situation. Jonathan Edwards said, “The ideas and images in men’s minds are the invisible powers that constantly govern them”.
Many people scarcely decided what they are going to let come into their minds, and what to keep out. Circumstances, our daily work, and the duties that we owe to one another, make certain streams of thought very necessary and to some of us very absorbing. And for the rest--well!
We need a guard at the gate to control the run and drift of your thoughts. Our minds need to be exercised, braced, lifted, and filled by bringing them into contact with truth, especially with the truths affecting God and your relations to Him.
We never rise beyond what we think. We are going to manifest what we dwell on mentally. God’s Word says that our thoughts are to be in Christ Jesus. We must think.
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
It’s just as easy to think good as it is to think evil. The problem is with our society; it is so negative that we must purposefully work to keep our thoughts positive. We must decide whether we are going to think as the Word says or think as the world does.