Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. Hebrews 3:1
How we feel is largely dependent on what we focus on.
Have you ever been unable to see a bright future ahead of you, due to the darkness of you where your attention is centered? Our attention is something we have to stay intentional and consistent with or else it can get away from us.
This is why so many of us fall prey to the influence of our gaze, putting all of our thought into a particular problem. It could be a doctor report, the stock exchange or any other area that captivates all of your concentration in a negative way. One thing is certain, thinking and focusing on our problems will not give you energy to thrive, rather exhaust you and make it incredibly challenging to move forward.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
You can’t fix your problem if your fixated on your problem.
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
Think about good things. Let’s be direct, it’s substantially easier to say it, rather than do it. However, the more your intentional with your thoughts, the easier it will become.
Too often we react to our thoughts opposed to creating an environment for our thoughts to thrive. How do we cultivate such an environment?
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:5
Don’t be captivated by our thoughts, hold those thoughts captive. It’s not always easy and it doesn’t happen by accident, you have to practice discipline. When you become more disciplined in your thought pattern, then you will begin to see the bright future God has in front of you.
Keep your eyes fixed on your Savior, not your situation.