While working through various areas of biblical leadership, one of the key qualities involves thinking on the right things.
Solomon spoke about the power of one’s thoughts, “as a man thinks in his heart, so is he” (Pro. 23:7). The very idea is amazing to contemplate; the way we think has the power to characterize who we are, to define us.
One of the most significant passages, however, that addresses the point of today’s post comes from Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi.
Throughout the letter, Paul speaks of standing firm with one mind, being of the same mind, having the mind of Christ, and then he implies the need to think on the right things (Phil. 4:8).
Notice the areas mentioned in this passage: true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, things of good repute, excellence, and anything worthy of praise.
Consider the powerful nature of a leadership that thinks on the right things.
Imagine the attraction to people of the world with a group of Christians whose mental focus is on these eight areas.