Few people would choose gruel when there’s a gourmet meal on the menu. And who would choose a shack when they could live in a mansion at the same price?

Given the choice, we would all take the best of the two. But it’s different when it comes to one’s thought life. In this area, we often choose to dwell in the worst neighborhoods and live on the worst diet.

Any time you want, you can think pleasant, empowering thoughts. You can offer words of praise, solve problems, remember happy times, or dream new dreams. Yet, many prefer to spend their thoughts reliving old hurts, imagining the worst about everything.

Paul told us to be made new in the attitude of our minds (Ephesians 4:23) and he told us to make it a point to think on things that are good and true and admirable. In doing so, he says, “The God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9)

Today, if you choose, you can have a feast and live in luxury. Best of all, the God of peace will be with you.

What are you thinking about?