You are Doing GREAT!
I am sure you have heard the saying, you are what you think. But have you heard someone say you are HOW you think?
I love how the Good News Translation wrote Proverbs 4:23, Be careful HOW you think, for your life is shaped by your thoughts. You might be more familiar with the NIV version, Watch over your heart with all diligence for from it flows the spring of life.
What if we are doing it wrong? What if we should not be focused on what we are thinking but how? Did you know that “how” is an adverb that asks about manner or method. We should ask ourselves what manner or method are we shaping our thoughts thus shaping our responses and interactions? Do you like the version of yourself right now? Do you like where you are spiritually, emotionally and mentally?
In Hebrew, the word heart (NIV) is more commonly linked with the word mind (see Prov 3:3; 6:32a; 7:7b), but also other words like disposition, determination, courage, will, intention, attention can be used to give depth to the word/verse.
So as you look forward to the rest of your day or the week, know that God loves you, He chose you for this moment to be where you are, don’t doubt it (that is Satan playing with you), hold on to God’s truth from His Word to continue to shape your day and week into being women who fear the Lord above all else.
Go be amazing today and if you need to start reshaping your thought life, start with the HOW you think of things that come across your phone, tablet, laptop, desk and steering wheel. Let's be strong Godly women, grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters and friends.
You are doing GREAT!