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
Let me be specific, the hidden masculine manly wounds that we walk around with are the emotional wounds or maybe a specific wound we have experienced preceding the life we live today. Now a bunch of us, myself included, are “wounded warriors”. Life is a battle which starts the day we are born, each of us reading this are in our own individual life battles.
In Colossians 3:1 God says to set your heart and your mind, “Since then, you have been raised with Christ set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” Why does God say you have to set your heart on things above? Say this with me, MY VISION SETS MY VALUES. Your heart is where you exist, it’s where your emotions and affections are. Whatever takes over will then guide your vision and that sets your values, beliefs and behaviors. It’s important to know that this is the controlling agent of your life, because whatever controls your heart, your mind and your character on the inside will then control your conduct. That’s why the Bible always says, set your heart, set your mind. It’s the same words of Jesus where he says, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and your entire mind, those are inner things. What do you worship, that’s the question. What sets the affections of your heart?
Father, thank you for giving me the ability to choose the things I think about.