Whatever is True: How to Live God's Plan for Your Busy Life

Whatever Is True: How to Live God's Plan for Your Busy Life by Elizabeth and Jim George

Too many times in the past I’ve told others “I’m fine” in order to hide my pain and sorrows from them. The truth is, my thoughts pulled me down so far that, in private, tears regularly streamed down my face.

Combating Negative Thoughts

Are you constantly thinking negative thoughts? Do you second-guess what others say? Do your thoughts lead you to anger or depression or any other destructive emotions? Being a woman after God’s own heart is all about “minding your mind.”

To live out God’s plan for your busy life with passion and purpose, you must harness the ten-thousand plus thoughts that pass through your mind each day. Your mind has to be disciplined for God’s purposes and for His glory. That is a tall challenge!

Choosing True Thoughts

In 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17, the apostle Paul tells us: “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself…who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation…comfort your hearts.”

One way the Lord has comforted my heart is by bringing me back again and again to Philippians 4:8: “Whatever things are true…meditate on these things,” things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, good, virtuous, and praiseworthy. Read Philippians 4:8 again and again. Say it out loud over and over. Meditate on it.

Because of this verse, I make it a priority to think on the truth about God’s love and the truths found in His promises. They are constant and never fail.

We must learn to shift our focus away from trying situations, and instead train ourselves to dwell on what is true and real. Turn your thoughts and attention to God and His faithfulness, and trust Him to carry you through. Enjoy the everlasting consolation and comfort God offers to you.

RESPOND:

Lord, I need a change in my thought life. Thank You for Your instruction and for pointing out the gracious and godly things You desire me to think on. Help me renew my mind according to Your Word. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCES:

Elizabeth George gives practical help for a closer walk with God in A Woman's Walk with God: Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit. Learn more about this resource here.

REFLECT:

The next time a negative thought arises in your mind, ask yourself*,* “Is this thought true, noble, just, pure, lovely, good, virtuous, and praiseworthy?”

REMEMBER:

Saturate your mind with truths from God’s Word.


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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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