Get the Facts

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“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 (NIV)

It happens to be that 99.9% of the time, whenever we assume something, our assumptions are usually wrong. We can think, “He walked by me because…”, “She didn’t respond because…”, or “They didn’t invite me over because…” When we assume we are making judgements without knowing the real facts. Assumptions can keep our minds preoccupied all throughout the day, and if we aren’t careful we will create emotions about something that hasn’t been proven to be true. Assumptions are usually negative and can send a harmful message to our physical body. Our body doesn’t know the difference between an assumption and a fact and will respond as if everything it feels is real.

Maybe they didn’t invite you over because they forgot. Maybe she didn’t respond because her life has been extremely busy lately. Maybe he walked by you because he was focused on getting somewhere on time and didn’t see you. Everything people do to you is not because they don’t like you or because they feel something negative about you. Love believes the best. Don’t let assumptions ruin you. If you feel it’s important to know something, it is wise to ask. We can’t think on “whatever is true” if we don’t know what is true. We must get the facts so we can have peace of mind.

Prayer: Father God, my mind has been bogged down with assumptions. I assume everything without knowing anything. I find that my assumptions have usually been wrong. Help me learn to reject any thought that the enemy tries to plant in my mind about someone or something. Help me think on whatever is true. Give me peace of mind. In Jesus name, Amen.

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