Just because you don’t run your mouth doesn’t mean you don’t run your mind.
Running your mind the way you would run your mouth if you were to say what you were thinking or feeling is worse in some ways because it masks what’s in your heart.
You see every issue you have with other people and situations and circumstances has ONE common denominator: you.
The Bible says the heart is deceptive above all things, who can know it? You probably don’t even realize how much of the issue you are.
All our issues stem back to us, not “them”. Jeremiah 17:9 says not only that the heart is deceptive, but it’s wicked – wicked! – the Hebrew word there is sick and incurable! You are stuck with an incurable, inoperable sickness! it’s so bad only the God of the universe sacrificing his only God-son could cure what you have! Other people are not you’re source of ill or health. there’s nothing ANYONE can do to make you whole again – nothing but the blood of Jesus. But it ONLY saves. Even it won’t make you content.
The whole book of Philippians is about learning to be content whether people or our circumstances are ideal.
I have recently been sinning in my mind with my attitude toward people and circumstances. God had to remind me: I’m the common denominator. I am not God; I cannot change people; I cannot change circumstances – that’s why it’s called Providence! And while that’s a sentimental name for a circumstantial miracle, its point is not the realm of human ability our possibility – except to perceive and give glory to its proprietor.
Praise The LORD
So the next time you are tempted or find yourself in the midst of running your mind – remember to glorify GOD with it instead.
If you shut your mouth in order not to say something you shouldn’t, you ought not be thinking it either.