I’ve always believed the ‘garbage in, garbage out’ cliché holds true for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. It is the thoughts that permeates your life that determines how far you will go. What you see (books, movies, events and happenings), listen to (music, sermons, counsel and even everyday conversations) and those you associate with (friends, folks and colleagues) have serious consequences on your destiny because these are the breeding grounds for your thoughts. Their bye-products are what get filtered into your daily life consciously and unconsciously. I tell you what, your environment is a big factor in determining what gets into your head. If you loose your environment especially to negativity, your life gets filled with all sort of thoughts that eventually put your destiny in jeopardy!
When God told Joshua in 1:8 that “This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success” [AMP], the counsel was for him and the Isrealites to control their environment. God wanted them to fill their entire lives with His Words and plans for their lives. They were to guard against any thing contrary to God’s Will for them from getting into their system, using God’s Words to build an hedge all around themselves.
Every great man is a master of his environment. This mastery is what set them apart from the rest of men. They understand and permeate their lives deliberately with what would catapult them to the future they desire. Fortunately, the discipline required to do such can actually be cultivated by everyone that truly desire to get there. Consistent action and deliberate control of what we fill our lives with goes a long way to influence what think, speak and eventually do and the consequences of what we do ultimately become our future. Let your environment be positive and your thoughts will be clean and when you have positive thoughts, you will walk in honesty, truth and integrity. You will accomplish great things and sure have an extraordinary life!