The town I live in used to be a small town. Over the years, it has grown immensely. There is a main thoroughfare that, at one time was a dirt road, because it is lined with very old houses that have now been turned into small businesses. This street that was once a dirt road is now four lanes and has a wide turn median, and a lot of cars travel down that road daily. Our thought path is similar to that old dirt road, the more we think about, and contemplate on certain things, the wider that pathway gets, and unless we change our mindset, it will become a four lane highway. If you constantly dwell on “poor me,” well, you’re going to be sad all the time. If you make your mind up that you’re going to make the best of what you have, your outlook on life will change for the better. As my post states, I’m speaking to those who follow Jesus, if you are speaking in a negative tone all the time, how does that reflect on Jesus? Why would anyone want to follow Jesus if they see you down all the time. Change your mindset to an attitude of gratitude, and make that four lane path a positive one.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8