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. Philippians 4:8
I recently came across a book that I’ve known about for years, but something occurred to me that I had never thought about before. The book, Think and Grow Rich, was written by Napoleon Hill in 1937 which was the era our nation went through known as “The Great Depression.” I’ve had opportunity to talk to some folks that were around during those times and from everything I’ve heard or read, it was a very difficult time for most people. How could Napoleon Hill have the audacity to write a book like this at such a time when so many felt hopeless and full of despair? But, that’s exactly why he wrote it.
It was the very first book of its kind, and now there’s a “Self Help Section” in almost every bookstore. What Nepoleon Hill understood and so eloquently gets across in his book, is the simple truth found in Scripture, “That as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” God used Hill through those writings to help change the way many people thought about themselves and to change the belief they had in there ability to achieve even in the worst financial times in history.
Let’s do what Joyce Meyer says and lets “Think about what we think about.” Let us not allow our minds to entertain thoughts of defeat but only thoughts of victory. After all, God just has so much in mind for you, that He needs your mind (belief and faith) to grow and think bigger and dream bigger in order to bring it to pass.