Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies. Philippians 4:8-9 MSG
It’s easy to focus on the flaws you see in others, but the more you do that, the more you become dissatisfied with what you have. It’s the same in every area of our lives, if your focus is wrong, it corrupts your thinking, your speech and actions, because what you think will inevitably be the very thing that destroys you.
You can’t afford to think like the world. If you claim to be a Christian and your life reflects the worlds culture, attitude and speech, I would implore you to begin filling your fine mind with the Word of God. Turn the TV channel to some good teaching on a Christian channel. Saturate your mind with good things until you find your whole body turning around to obey Christ.
Think about it, if you’re dehydrated, you replenish with water, right? Coffee, though wonderful, will only dehydrate you more. Well, your spirit is also hungry and can’t be satisfied with food, drink, fun, talking or anything else you are addicted to. It must be fed the Word and communion with God who loved you and gave His son for you so that you could once again come to Him. He gave you everything you would ever need, His Holy Spirit who is in you, working to do His pleasure and you’re still stuck on you.
Father, filter out the things in me that represent the culture of this world and enable me to saturate myself with You. May I make room for you so that You can do what You need to do on earth through me. It’s for Your glory, in Jesus name, Amen