“Finally, brothers, 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.” Philippians 4:8.
“The mind is a terrible thing to waste” was the slogan of an anti-drug use commercial when I was growing up. Thinking about that slogan makes me want to shout, “That’s right, AMEN”. It is a myth that we only use 10% of our brains, in fact we use all of our brains. However, there are times when we make decisions that we have not thought through or we say words that we really should have kept in our mouths. As stated in James 1:19, “everyone should be quick to listen and slow to speak”. Furthermore, how many times last week were you like me and sat down to watch what I call “mindless t.v.”? You know those programs that do not teach us anything and really are not that entertaining.
John C. Maxwell has written a book entitled Thinking for a Change. In it he challenges people to stop just going through life from one thing to the next and to start dreaming, thinking, planning, and carrying out the plans that God has for you. It has been a thought-provoking read for me. It has challenged me to dream bigger dreams, to make plans that will help my dreams come to fruition. It has also encouraged me to get others involved in my thoughts, so that my plans will become even better. But the best thing I’ve learned is to value people, not just those who are close to me, but all people. I encourage you to pick up a copy and give it a try.
Thinking is something that we all ought to do more of, but let’s not just stop there. Let’s put our thoughts and dreams on the path to success with detailed attention and hard work.
For more on planning check out www.wow-xroads.blogspot.com today. Be Abundantly His!
Hrm… a well-timed word for me, Emily. (Don’t you just love when that happens?) Thanks.
Thanks, Mike. I do love it when I hear something that is exactly what I need at that moment.