God delivered this to me just now. I just wrote a test that God helped me in, I was feeling so excited that I wanted to make a beat... in fact, Fruity Loops is open as I'm typing this right now, but something that's happening at SDSU has bugged me today a bit.
You've probably heard this before, that you should only think, focus and dwell on what is right, based on the Bible verse Philippians 4:8 (mouse over to read it).
...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.
The result of following the verse above is this: HAPPINESS
Let me give you an example:
Recently, here in SDSU, a girl was assaulted, then another girl was mugged, both cases allegedly by an African American. So today, like any other day, put on one of my favorite shirts feeling all blessed. I go out to get breakfast and I'm getting all these stares... like people looking at me because I'm black.... and it started to get to me bad.... I wanted to like yell "What???!!!" at someone... but I didn't. Why was this happening? Because I had dwelt on the fact that since I'm black, people could see me as a suspect (I know, very dumb thought...).
Later, I went to my dorm took a nap for 2 hours and woke up all happy, thank God. I didn't let that thought bug me anymore (definitely grace from God). I had focused on trash, so I felt like trash. I usually don't mind being looked at, why was today different? Because I thought about trash.
Thinking trash = Feeling like trash.
I'm like crazy happy right now... I'm hungry.. I need to eat soon.. but I'm very happy. So Philippians 4:8, think about what is lovely, excellent, etc... results in happiness. Yes, really. Have a good evening.