What do you focus on usually?
Whatever the primary focus of your mind is – whether it’s yourself or others, whether it’s the good, the bad or the ugly, whether it’s world issues/events – can have a monumental impact on your overall health and well-being, was well as like relationships and interactions with others.
The most recent ABS National Health Survey estimated there were 4.8 million Australians (20.1 per cent) with a mental or behavioural condition in 2017–18.
This isn’t just about something as shallow as positivity or negativity, it’s a much deeper matter than that.
In the Bible, God teaches us what we ought to think about, the thoughts that He approves of and is supremely beneficial to our overall well-being. In order to think a godly manner, we have to have a mind that is continually being renewed by Christ’s Spirit and for that to happen, one has to first come to faith in Jesus.
If you are struggling because of intrusive and unpleasant thoughts, if you don’t have peace of mind, if you are suffering overall and nothing you’ve tried (drugs, alcohol, sex and other vice in the world) works, why don’t you turn to Jesus?
God bless you.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” – Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)