Some people find solitude in silence, and they give deep reflection to their thoughts. There are others who negotiate life at a harried and hurried pace that allows no time for deep thought.
Have you ever stopped to think about how you think? Please understand the question: I asked “how” you think—not “what” you think.
When you start to think about your thinking, you can begin to reframe and reorder your life in a more positive context. There are several places in the Psalms that indicate the writers were more than thoughtless thinkers:
- Psalm 77:6: I meditate within my heart, and my spirit makes diligent search.
- Psalm 119:15: I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.
- Psalm 119:27-29: I love Your commandments more than gold, yes, than fine gold! Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things, I consider to be right; I hate every false way. Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them.
When you read these verses, did you notice the due diligence that was exercised? You can see it in words like:
- Diligent search
Solomon encouraged people to weigh the wisdom of words, before believing them: The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps (Proverbs 14:15.)”
Before you leave on a trip, you probably spend some time mapping your route. How much thought do you give to your spiritual destination? Do take just some random route or do you know where you are going?
Are you living your life in the blink of a second, or are you taking time to think and reckon?