Watch what peaks your interest; it becomes your desire (2 Samuel 11:2-3).
So be interested in the things that please Christ (Philippians 2:21).
Watch your desires; they become your lusts (2 Samuel 11:2-3).
So desire the heavenly things (Matthew 6:19-21).
Watch your lusts; they become your thoughts (Matthew 5:28).
So only desire what is good (Proverbs 11:23).
Watch your thoughts; they become your words.
So “set your mind on the things above” (Colossians 3:1-2).
Watch your words; they become your actions (Mark 7:20-23).
So use your words for encouragement (Hebrews 3:13).
Watch your actions; they become your habits (Romans 7:14-15).
So act to help all, especially those in the church (Galatians 6:10).
Watch your habits, they become your character (Genesis 6:3; 8:21).
So let’s follow the patterned habits of the faithful in Scripture (Philippians 3:15).
Watch your character; it becomes your future (Titus 1:15-16).
So let’s keep our character blameless (Hebrews 13:4; Ephesians 5:3).
Watch your future; it becomes your eternity (Matthew 25:31-46).
So let’s place our future on the eternally right path (Matthew 7:13-14, 21-27).
It’s incredible, and a little scary, what can grow in our lives from something so small (James 1:14-15). What we allow into our lives most certainly impacts us (1 Corinthians 15:33). What are we allowing to impact us? If we aren’t careful, it could impact our eternity.
***Inspired by and expanded upon a Lao Tzu quote