“From now on, brothers and sisters, if anything is excellent and if anything is admirable, focus your thoughts on these things: all that is true, all that is holy, all that is just, all that is pure, all that is lovely, and all that is worthy of praise.”
Philippians 4:8 (CEB)
I remember watching an episode of the BBC programme, The Apprentice, where one of the candidates made the following statement: ‘Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon’.
I have to admit, it did come across as somewhat cringe worthy and I did laugh at it at the time and the candidate was subsequently the butt of many jokes in the media.
But having reflected on this statement, there is truth in it.
If, as believers, we want to excel and see new levels reached in our own journey of faith, we will need to spend time focusing our thoughts on what Paul writes about to the Philippians. The mind is a powerful thing and learning to retune it to the new reality of life as a believer filled with the presence of God is an ongoing process.
This transformation of our minds - what we think about and the way we think - will enable us, with God’s help, to achieve far more than we ever considered possible.