What do you think a mountain climber is thinking when he’s high up in the alps with thin oxygen and brutal conditions? Do you think he’s wondering when he should rotate the tires on his car? Probably not. He’s probably intent on taking the next step safely and checking his equipment. His focus must be directed on what he’s doing because his life is at risk.
Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established. (Prv 16:3) If you can commit yourself to the Lord the same way you would commit to any serious task, your mind would be focused on the things of God. There’s no room for foolish thinking or harmful diversions.
Commit your works to God and you will do everything the very best you can. How could you offer anything to God knowing that you could have done it better, but didn’t feel like it? Committing to God changes how we think because we want to bless Him with what He’s given us. We are renewed in our minds. Our very thoughts become directed to Him.
And what ever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. (Col 3:23) That reward includes good thoughts.