SUP With Me: Words of Inspiration
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
In current times, it is extremely easy to be involved in or exposed to things that are the opposite of honest, just, pure, lovely and of a good report. Honestly, everywhere we turn these contraries are present in our everyday life. Daily we encounter people who are not honest, we witness acts that are unjust and there is a very high percentage of reports we are exposed to through media that are focused on the negative of this world.
We must make up our minds to place emphasis on the positive things while refraining from the negative. The negative things always seem to be the most entertaining and interesting. This is where the trick lies. The enemy wants us to believe that we can engage and entangle ourselves within these negative things and still remain focused on God at the same time. The elusiveness of this is very subtle in nature and may have us astray and out of the true will and plan of God for our lives.
So, focus on the positive things, those things which come from above and that are described to us in His word.