Choosing What Controls Me

TV Remote ControlEach day I am faced with a choice of what will control my mind and therefore, my actions. These choices can center around selfish desires or from choices that come from the heart of God. The things that center around self could be shopping, career, money, fear, worry, technology, being a people pleaser. The list could go on and on. Each of these things could even become an idol if that’s where my focus is. These things have the potential of bringing chaos, conflict, and emptiness if not dealt with. Things that bring peace and joy in life are time in prayer, time in God’s Word and time being in healthy relationships with our family and friends. Many more wholesome things could be added to that list as well. 

A question that I find helpful to ask myself at the end of the day is: What or who dominated my thinking today?” This will help me discern where my heart is. Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

May my daily pray be, “Examine me, and prove my thoughts. Test me and know my concerns. See if there is any idolatrous tendency in me and lead me in the reliable ancient path.” Psalm 139:23, 24

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