“Temptations, of course, cannot be avoided, but because we cannot prevent the birds from flying over our heads, there is no need that we should let them nest in our hair.” —Martin Luther
I cannot control all of what pops into my mind, but I can control what I do with it. If it’s negative or harmful, then there is no need to dwell on it. Empowered by God’s Spirit, I can remove those thoughts and replace them with positive, helpful thoughts.
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. –Philippians 4:8
I hope you have a good, thoughtful day!