“For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]. Practice what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and model your way of living on it, and the God of peace (of untroubled, undisturbed well-being) will be with you “ (Philippians 4:8,9, Amplified).
Are you having trouble with your thought life? Then perhaps you need to examine what you are feeding your mind through television, Internet, reading material and the movies you watch. The old saying goes, garbage in – garbage out.
What we put into our mind will determine what comes out in words and action. We are encouraged to program our mind with thoughts that are true, noble, right, just, pure, lovely, of a good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy. The things that are harmful must be replaced with things that edify both our mind and spirit.
There is nothing that will accomplish this more than reading and meditating on the Word of God and prayer. Ask God to help you to focus on what is good and pure. It will take some time and practice but it can be done with His help.