Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
If you want your future to be different from the present, then The 4:8 Principle was written with you in mind. If you want your future to be just a little better than your life now, you will need to change your thinking just a little. If you desire a future that is a lot better than your present, you will need to change a lot about the way you think. Maybe you want a little change in your finances and a big change in your marriage. Maybe you want to get into a little better shape physically, but you want to grow a lot closer to God. Whatever improvement you are looking for must start with your thoughts. Based on Philippians 4:8, the 4:8 Principle states that whatever you give your attention to expands in your experience.
Dwelling on something means
- Thinking deeply
- Mulling it over
- Talking about it
This is the essence of the 4:8 Principle: If you dwell on your strengths, your blessings, your goals, and all the people who love you, then you will attract even more blessings, even more love, and even more accomplishments. Everything you need to be joy-filled, you already have!
In what ways will your future be bigger and more exciting than your past?