Your Thoughts, Your Playlist


Jon Acuff explains the importance of how our mind shapes what we focus on in our actions. He equates this to a type of playlist that we set up in our minds about what we hope to accomplish. In our relationship with Jesus, if we don’t focus on his character, then more than likely we won’t emulate it in the decisions we make. Acuff says, “The playlist you unknowingly curate during your life makes for an interesting dinner party conversation, but music is only one small part of a much bigger story. Your thoughts are the internal soundtracks you listen to even more than your favorite song. Over the years, you’ve built a soundtrack about your career. You have a soundtrack for all your relationships. You have a soundtrack you believe about your hopes, dreams, goals, and every other aspect of your life. If you listen to any thought long enough, it becomes part of your personal playlist” (Jon Acuff, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking [Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2021], 17, Kindle).