According to various research projects, we have 15,000 thoughts per day, 80 percent of which are negative and 95 percent are repetitive. Most of our thoughts are random, unintended, and trivial. A productive thought life does not come naturally.
Henry Ford said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.”
I tell guys in recovery, “What you think today is what you’ll do tomorrow, and what you’ll become the day after that.” If you are to achieve true, lasting recovery, it will start between your ears. You direct your thoughts, then your thoughts direct you.
Paul cited our thought lives as the source of life transformation: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds” (Romans 12:2).
Give careful thought to your thought life. Let your thought life be intentional. Let it be productive. Let it be focused. Let it begin today.
Recovery Step: Do the hard work of developing a healthy thought life.