Philippians 4:8 - Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true….think on these things. ASV
He had to be thinking things that were NOT true. He must have thought I can't win this battle over depression, or life is not worth living, or I am not needed here any longer. All of these thoughts if he had them would be untrue.
As you read this Pump Up think about what the apostle Paul said, "Think on the things which are TRUE." If you are thinking you are not needed here, life is not worth living or you can't win this battle over depression you are thinking things that are NOT true.
It matters how we think.
As a coach he has instilled that into his wrestlers. One of his wrestlers who was seeded 9th at the NCAA's was wrestling the number 1 seeded guy in the quarterfinals. His wrestler won that match. I am sure he was thinking, "I am going to win this match."
Let's think like the apostle Paul has told us, "to think on the things which are TRUE." Let your thoughts be based on the things that are true not on things which aren't.
Here are some things that are true for us to dwell on: You and I have been created in the image of God (Gen.1:27). John 10:10-11 says, "…I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. "I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep." NASU
You and I are loved so much a man died so that we could live and live life abundantly.
As you read your Bible you will discover a lot of truth and these are the things we are to dwell on.
Think About These:
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
The right train of thought can take you to a better station of life.
Test the value of your thoughts by deciding whether you'd want them said out loud.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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