Thought Cleaning


I was reading blogs the other day and ran across a list of 50 thought provoking questions. I’m not going to reprint them here (you can Google the list). But it did get me to thinking about thinking.

What is it that occupies our thoughts the most?

I would guess that most people think about themselves. There is not anything wrong with that, until we become so preoccupied with ourselves that we stop thinking about other people, and their needs.

That reminds me of another question, popular years ago: “What would Jesus do?”

I think the question is still valid today.

As we go about our daily lives and have inner conversations, think about cleaning out your thoughts, like cleaning out a closet. Start reflecting on something different. If a thought does not belong, throw it out. See what happens to your perspective.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.




Scripture References: Bible Gateway

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9 thoughts on “Thought Cleaning

  1. Super! Love this post! Especially the analogy about cleaning out our minds like cleaning out a closet! Throw it out, I do that all the time! Thanks for this great reminder of what we should be thinking about! 🙂

  2. When I was younger I felt at the mercy of my thoughts. I thought they were an entity unto themselves. Then I started noticing verses in the Bible about controlling thoughts. So I experimented with that. I noticed if I purposely thought about something like Philippians 4:8 says to do I could actually get rid of unpleasant and disturbing thoughts. What a revelation! You definitely have to work at it though and do “closet cleaning” like you said!

    • Thank you for the confirmation of my post. I struggle with it too. It’s hard in today’s world where we are bombarded with so much junk. But God is gracious.
      Have a great day.


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