“Finally, brethren ,whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” (Philippians 4:9).

The ability to view, process, and live life biblically and theologically instead of culturally and humanistically cannot be accomplished apart from disciplined intentionality. It is something that must be kept at the forefront of our minds. This transformed perspective starts with not wanting what you now want. Whatever we really want, whatever we think about, whatever we dwell upon is destined to become the reality of who and what we are.

I’m not thinking, necessarily, about those things that drag us down, but the lack of thought and contemplation that is given to those things that lift us up. It’s how easily we settle for mediocrity – mediocre television, books, music, or whatever. It’s not that we want too much but, rather, we are willing to settle for so little.

Don’t just settle for whatever; aspire only to whatever lifts your life to heavenly heights.

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