Stephen Matthew - Church Consultant & Author

Focussed Filtered Thinking

Everything starts with a thought; the good the bad and the ugly! That’s why it‘s true to say that ‘you are what you think’ … everything comes out of your mind. As the Bible puts it, ‘As a man thinks within himself, so he is’ (Proverbs 23:7 NASB).

Taking control of our thoughts is therefore crucial to the process of growing and changing in life. That takes focus. If we have flawed thinking, we live a flawed life. So taking control of our thoughts in a focussed way really matters.

‘But how?’ Is the cry of many. Random thoughts appear in their mind – nasty thoughts, even self-destructive ones – and they don’t want to focus on those. Which is why they need a ‘thought filter’ to help them distinguish between the good, bad and ugly ones.

This practical teaching explains how to enjoy focussed, filtered thinking. It can and will change your life if you work with it.

I pray you will be ‘transformed by the renewing of your mind’ (Romans 12:2) as you listen to or watch this message.




Stephen Matthew is a gifted Bible teacher, author and committed church-builder with over 35 years of experience in Christian ministry.