You’ve heard the popular cliché “You are what you eat”. It means physical health depends on good nutrition.
Here’s another cliché. “You feel how you think.” It means emotional health depends on good contemplation. Sustaining emotional health requires feeding your mind things that are good, right and true. If you want to guarantee misery, focus on all the things that have gone wrong in your life. However, if you want to move past your misery, you have to refocus on worthy desires and goals.
A runner doesn’t race better by focusing on his cramps and blisters, but only by imagining the joyful satisfaction of crossing the finish line.
This week, two articles that clarify the power of focusing on the right things caught my attention. They are written by expert hope builders. I think they will encourage you to watch your focus.
Tim Lane is a professional christian counselor and former executive director of the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF). Read his article: A Glass Half Full