When you give in to thinking that’s ripping you to shreds, that deflates your confidence, that caves in to all your fear… you’re not just thinking negatively. You’re thinking in a way that’s unholy.
God wants his people to face everyday life not just redeemed from sin, but with redeemed attitudes. Redeemed thinking. A redeemed sense of who they are. We are exhausting ourselves by allowing our thoughts to get the best of us.
Saint Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 10:5, “…and every pretension raising itself against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive in obedience to Christ…” You should think like someone who believes in a God who created you with purpose, who gives meaning to every experience, who bestowed dignity and royalty upon you, and who destined you for eternal glory! And why should you think that way? Because it’s all true.
So, when the way you think builds you up instead of ripping you down, that’s not just “positive thinking.” That’s holy thinking.