One Thought At a Time
Finally, brothers and sisters, 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. (Philippians 4:8).
Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe. (Proverbs 28:26).
No lions are ever caught in mouse traps. To catch lions, you must think in terms of lions, not in terms of mice. Your mind is always creating traps of one kind or another and what you catch depends on the thinking you do. It is your thinking that attracts you to what you receive. —Thomas Drier
‘Tis much easier to learn and remember than it is to think and investigate. —Thomas Gregory
The main reason that some of us get lost in thought is that it is such unfamiliar territory. – Unknown.
Every traveler should visit the mammoth caves of Kentucky and other parts of the South. Here one can see enormous pillars which have been formed by the steady dropping of water from the roof of the cavern. This masonry, formed of solid rock, made by the slow and silent process of nature, is truly marvelous. A single drop of water, finding its way from the surface down through the roof of the cave, deposits its sediment and another follows it and still another, each adding its imperceptible contribution, until the icicle of stone begins to grow, ultimately reaching the pillar which likewise has been forming on the bottom of the cave. It becomes a massive pillar which will stand until the end of the world.
There is a process just like that going on in each one of our hearts. Each thought that stirs for a moment sinks into the soul; as each little drop of water, with its limestone deposit, makes its contribution to the pillar in the cave. Other thoughts follow and yet others, until a habit of thought along a given line of reasoning, arousing similar emotions, is formed, erecting within our hearts monuments of purpose or pillars of ambition that have to do with our characters.
Character is the result of thought. Think high, and you will live high. Whether our lives shall be full and helpful, or cruel and hurtful, depends upon our thoughts. A good way to have clean, noble thoughts is to rise early each day and carefully read and study God’s Holy Word, then wait before Him, letting the Word grip mind and heart. (Copied).
Sow a thought, you reap an action; sow an action, you reap a habit: sow a habit, you reap a character: sow a character, you reap a destiny. (Copied).