Finally, brothers, 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. There are alot of distractions in the world today;that can hinder the spirit of God in our lives if we are not careful. We have to ask God for discernment to recognize these things. Also, we have to be mature enough to know what not to allow in our lives as hinderances. We have to line our hearts and minds up with the word of God at all times.
Sometimes we may find ourselves in the midst of gossip, negative thoughts and conversations; we have to remove ourselves from these things because they are distractions to hinder the spirt in your life. Fear, is a hinderance, discouragement, disobedience; sometimes disobedience is not necessarily in our actions but it can be in our thought life. God has given us the anecdote to these things in his word; he says think on the things which are pure and good, praise worthy and admirable. It sounds to me that our thoughts are just important as our actions.
What must realize that what we put into ourselves is what comes out of us. We must watch the words of our mouth; what we speak; what conversations we listen to and engage in; gossip,lust,fear,disobedience, doubts; watching negative movies,reading content that is hindering and blocking the good things that God has for us, stubborness, arrogance, pride.. We have to pray daily, repent daily, praise God daily; ask the holy spirit for guidance. These things will help us when those things that surround us in the world tries to get close to us.
God has given us the Holy Spirit as a guide; a teacher; ask for direction and strength to be an overcomer. We can overcome negative thinking through Christ who strengthens us. ROMANS 12:1-2 says that we have to present our bodies a living sacrifice holy and acceptable unto God which is our reasonable service; do not be conformed to this world but be you transformed by the renewing our your mind.
The Holy spirit reeducates us and renews our minds; however, we have to be obedient to the holy spirit and not hinder the spirit by feeding ourselves the wrong things. Watch what you put into yourself and never forget to ask the Holy Spirit for help;God gave us the spirit to teach, comfort and direct us.
God wants the best for us and he wants to give us his promises; his word is the truth and the way to eternal life; before we can get to the heavenly Kingdom; we have to continue with Kingdom living here on earth.
Examine what you are putting into your mind and replace harmful things with good wholesome material. Remember whats in you come out; ask God to help you focus your mind on what is good and pure. It takes practice; but it will happen because all things are possible through Christ Jesus.
I trust God that this word will bless you; because God is the author and the finisher.
I love you and I thank God for your overcoming.