Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in the sight, oh lord my strength and my redeemer. Ps. 19:4
As someone that has grown up in church, I've heard over and over again that what you put in In (your mind, body, and soul) is what comes out. I, of course, haven't always heeded that wise instruction for whatever reason. (Stubbornness may be a key).
But being a Christian right now, the fruit we bear is crucial to making a difference and standing out of this world. We are to be in the world but not OF it .... so, are you putting worldly things, thoughts, and ideas IN? Or are you putting holy, exalting, spiritual, and bread of Life (Word) IN?
The verse I quoted at the beginning of this is also the benediction to every chapel service at Lee University where I attended. Did it become mundane in my spirit and just something I said out of habit to get out and go to class? Yes, a lot of times I did, but say it out loud and meditate on what it is you're saying ... how powerful is that? If we want the meditations of our heart and words of our mouth to be holy and acceptable to the Lord's eyes and ears, we have to first put those things IN our eyes, ears, and heart. What are we watching, listening, and meditating on a regular basis? Is it anger, resentment, negative thoughts, or a "woe is me" mentality? Those thoughts are not edifying or accepting for anyone. We must make an effort to meditate on and consistently mull over the thoughts, praises, and Word of the Lord to produce the fruit and overflow of Christ's love to this world. We are called to be set apart, are you set apart or blending in?
What area/thing do you need to work on or cut out altogether? Seek the Lord's guidance in that area.
Deuteronomy 14:2 (NLT) You have been set apart as holy to the Lord your God, and he has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be his own special treasure.