“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
Some time ago I 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 what’s known as “The Great Depression.” I’ve had the opportunity to talk to some folks who were around during those times, and from everything I’ve heard or read, it was a very difficult time for most people. As the markets crashed, many investors found themselves broke and destitute, and that trickled down to the everyday worker and family. How then 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 Napoleon 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.” Through those writings, God used Hill to help change the way many people thought about themselves and to change the belief they had within them, in their ability to achieve greatness and financial freedom, even in the worst financial time in history.
Joyce Meyer, in her best-selling book, “Battlefield of the Mind,” says that it’s imperative to our success and well-being that we, “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 has so much in mind for you, that He needs your mind (belief and faith) to grow, think bigger, and dream bigger in order to bring those things to pass.
Today, lets “think about what we think about” and let’s choose to set our minds on Him and what He has and is doing in us, through us, and around us.