What You Think, You Will Say
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Sober thinking means thinking God’s way, not mixed with any other ideas, additives, or fillers. Sober thinking agrees with God’s thoughts, regardless of the situation.
The first step to realizing God’s blessings in your life is to receive Jesus as Lord. The second is to continually hear and read the Word of God at home and church. Whatever you consistently expose yourself to will get into your mind. What you allow yourself to hear will affect your conscious and subconscious thinking. For example, when I was a Bible School student, over 40 years ago, I loved to watch football. I still do. Back then, whenever I would turn on the game, the same commercial played repeatedly during commercial breaks and even in-between plays. I’d hear the jingle, "I’ve got that Pabst Blue Ribbon on my mind…” Now, I didn’t drink beer - I never have, but I constantly heard that jingle, and it stuck with me.
On the first day of classes as a Bible school student, I showed up early and sat on the front row with my wife. As we sat waiting for our instructor to show up, I began singing to myself, “I’ve got that Pabst Blue Ribbon on my mind…” Then I felt it. My wife hit me with her elbow, and it wasn’t a love tap.
“What did you do that for?” I asked. "You're singing about beer in Bible school," she responded.
Whatever you hear consistently gets inside of you, and it will have an effect when it starts coming out of your mouth. What you listen to, you will think. What you think you will say.
Practical Application – What kind of words are going into your head and coming out of your mouth? Decide to fill your mind with the Word, and let it come out of your mouth!
Proverbs 4:20; Proverbs 7:1