Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
When we choose to follow Christ we also naturally want to be Christ-like.
The Bible gives us many examples of things to stay away from but thankfully the Bible doesn’t stop there.
In Philippians 4 God also gives us alternative positive things to focus on by saying
“Finally, brothers, 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.”
Try focusing your mind on heavenly things and see if it helps shift your attitude and your direction in life.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny. -Frank Outlaw
- Prayer: God I know that my mind is a battlefield. Help me take captive and discard every thought that would exalt itself above you and every thought that is contrary to the nature of Christ. Help me to focus on the positive and reveal the fruits of the Spirit in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.