Please see the description of the things that you should give attention to, quote to others, remember, meditate and think about…These are true, noble, just, pure, lovely and of good report. Any word you hear from anybody at all that is not in this category, you should just simply discard. Be deaf to the devil! Do not meditate upon words that are lies, lustful, come from a slave mentality, low self esteem. inferiority complexes, wicked, manipulating, deceptive, gossip, intimidating or foolish. Reject those! They hinder the God of peace working in your heart. They create mental war, toxic emotions, anxiety and trouble.
This is my testimony as a pastor: It is not easy to talk to needy people. Their need can be like a virus. When I cancel people I trust the Holy Spirit to give me the right words for them, for that moment. At the end of the cancelling session, after we pray, I ask the same Holy Spirit to help me forget the foolish words I just heard. If not, my ‘patients’ will infect my mind too. God forbid! In this way I have peace when dealing with foolish people.
Be more discerning with the things you ‘chew’ in your mind. The quality of godly food is very important in spiritual digestion. Be jealous over your meditation! Imitate me as I imitate Christ! Befriend mature spiritually fruitful Christians. Avoid fleshly wordy religious hypocrites. God bless you! Good night daughter…
Love in Christ alone
(from a note I sent to one of my daughters in Christ)