Where do Thoughts Come From?
1 John 4:1 says “do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God”. Most thoughts are visitors to your mind. They don’t always originate from your mind. What we see, hear, smell, taste and feel can ignite thoughts. Also, there are unseen spiritual beings that subliminally plant thoughts in our minds hoping that we will accept those thoughts as our own. Finally, God’s Holy Spirit, and angels also suggest thoughts to our mind. In short, the thoughts that visit our minds can be good or evil. Now, in real life, when unwanted visitors come to your home, you can refuse to entertain them and their visit will be shortened and they will go. However, when desired and welcome visitors come to your house, you can prolong their stay by entertaining them. So, which thoughts should we entertain and which should we shun? “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.