Do we ever think anything through or do we grab at the first thing that drops into our mind? Do we see a donut shop and pull in without considering our oversized hips?
Does someone cut us off on the freeway and we hit the accelerator and do the same to him and put both vehicles in the ditch?
Do we punish a child for a perceived incident without hearing the full story?
Yes, we do all those things BUT if we just stopped to THINK!!! What would our life look like?
Summing it all up, friends,
I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.
Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized.
Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.(Philippians 4:8-9, MSG)