Sometimes a state of anxiousness settles in. Like an flood, it overwhelms with the myriad of unpleasant possible scenarios. It cripples us. Making us question and waver when we have to make decisions. Maybe we should just think less.
If we just silence all the dark thought in our head we’ll be able to move forward. Or will we? Do we really have to sacrifice thinking to enjoy all the good things in life?
If we think less, won’t we become thoughtless? Kind of like the infamous people behind renegade twitter accounts spewing hurtful commentary.
“What were you thinking?”
I am sure your mom has asked you that at least once. Or perhaps someone else with a little more foresight.
We probably searched our brains to discover that the thoughts connected with that particular action are, well, pretty lacking. We didn’t think enough or we didn’t think about what was important. We probably didn’t want to admit that truth. Maybe we were silent. Maybe we made something up. Yet, we knew the answer was:
I admit that I don’t think enough. At least, not about what is important. However, I over think about what is not important…
Our heads do need a purge, but not of thinking. It’s not the thoughts that are the problem. It’s the kind of thoughts that fill our heads.
The Apostle Paul gives us some wisdom in the area.
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8, New Living Translation)
Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:2-3, New Living Translation)
That’s the secret to a fulfilling life. Focusing our thoughts on God. As we focus on God, we’ll worry less about self and about what might happen. We’ll worry less about how we might get hurt –physically or emotionally. We’ll obsess less about how we might be embarrassed. We’ll spending less time daydreaming about what we might do and more time doing great things for God. We won’t think about self, but about serving others. We will…
It’s not the answer.
The key isn’t a empty head, but a head full of God.