Cue Andy Mineo: “I been lost for some time, for some time.”
Metacognition is a fancy way of saying “thinking about thinking”. And I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the way I think. As the Bible says, so a man thinks, so he is. What we think about ourselves, our lives, about others, dramatically affects us. God knows this and has given us a guideline of what to think about.
Philippians 4:8 says,
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Philippians 4:8 ASV
This doesn’t mean that we’re always walking around happy all the time in a creepy, unrealistic way. We go through sadness, grief, frustration, anger. But the key is to always return back to a state of thinking on these things. I know being obedient to this scripture has gotten me out of the many binds of worry/anxiety, anger and frustration, discouragement, low self-esteem, lust, and even sickness. It has refocused me back on God, his character, his goodness, the beauty of life, and on the thing that gives me the most strength: Joy.
So each blog post of September I'll be taking some time to write about some of the notorious thoughts I've had to clear up this summer. But as the quote says, sometimes there can be a beauty in letting things go.