“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 NKJV
Who greets you when you glance in the mirror? Is it a woman wearing a gray bonnet of wisdom, or do flaws and imperfections obstruct your view? Are you a name-caller? Do you ever use negative verbiage such as fat, stupid, or idiot?
As women, we tend to be our worst critics, inflicting greater harm on ourselves than anyone else.
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.
Seriously, where were your thoughts before you clicked on this devotion? Were they on your job, tomorrow’s dental appointment or tonight’s dinner?
We love to beat ourselves up with our thoughts. Unless our minds are focused on the task at hand, they tend to wonder to another time and place.
Memories from yesterday can flash across the screens of our minds, and usually they are not good. Why do we replay that embarrassing moment from yesterday? What good comes from harboring the unkind words of the sales clerk at the store? Why didn’t I get invited to last week’s dinner party?