Are you meditating on that which is true? There is a nice list of ingredients for peace in your life in Philippians 4:8. One of them is meditating on that which is true. Two things come to mind when looking at that verse. The first, what do we think about ourselves, and the second is the stories being shared on social media today.
What do you believe about yourself? Do you have a negative outlook on your life. Have you accepted the lie that nothing good can come out of your life? If that’s the case, it’s time to dig in and start thinking about the truth. Meditate on what the word of God says about you.
It’s easy to think good things happen to others but not me. Do you ever think that way? I have. But the truth is that thought is a lie. The scripture says that God started a work in you and will complete it. He has a plan for you, and that plan is good.
The second thought is about the information shared on social media websites. I’m afraid a lot of what is being shared is not valid. The thing about conspiracies is they can be convincing. There may even be a bit of truth, but the overarching story is not. The tricky thing is they can be compelling, but I’m afraid much of what’s passed around is not. Maybe you should consider not sharing what you read and file it in the I don’t know file in your brain and pray about it before spreading a rumor.
Some things we don’t know and may never know. There is no need to get caught up in the latest buzz.
Over the years, I’ve seen many so called stories of things that were going to happen. Most of the stories, if not all, never came to pass. Maybe that’s what Jesus meant when He said there would be wars and rumors of wars. Some things are just rummers, compelling tales. My advice, stick to that which you know is true.
If you do these things, Paul says peace of God will rule your heart.