My dear husband calls me his little “half-empty” wife. This wonderful pet name stems from my incredible ability to see the negative in everything. He, on the other hand, is extremely “half-full” in every sense of the phrase.
I’ve often wondered what causes people to be at extreme opposite ends of the spectrum in this important area. One of our big differences is the fact my husband has always known Christ, even as a small child. I truly believe his strong faith and knowledge of the Word keeps his thoughts in a positive direction.
I spent most of my life as an unbeliever. Only in the past 5 years have I come to not only want to know Christ more but to also follow Him in the way He has instructed us. I’m learning that following His Word can help me not only take those negative thoughts captive, but it allows me to truly find freedom.
A few months ago, I did a wonderful Bible study called the Hem of His Garment. We learned the best way to escape negativity was through the use of Philippians 4:8.
“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.”
So we took it upon ourselves to change “Philippians 4:8” from a noun to a verb. In order to take those unnecessary thoughts captive, we would need to Philippians 4:8 every negative string of words that came to mind.
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