By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you." - Proverbs 23: 7
Bible Readings: Philippians 4:8, Proverbs 4:8; 15: 18, Ecclesiastes 10: 15, Jeremiah 29:11, 2 Corinthians 10: 4-5, Daniel 2:17, Joshua 1:8, 1 John 4: 18, Romans 12:11
What we think determines who we are and who we are determines what we do. Our actions are a product of our thoughts. Our thoughts determines our destiny and our destiny determines our legacy. You are today where your thoughts have brought you and you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
People who go to the top think differently from others. Nothing limits achievement like small thinking and nothing expands possibilities like enhanced thinking. People who think, don't sink. Thinking is synonymous to elevation. Only people who see themselves going far, think far. Thinking influences your behavior and your response to situations.
You should dedicated time to thinking well about yourself and your vision. If God knows the thoughts he has for you, what thoughts do you have towards yourself?
Some people think they are thinking but they are actually worrying. The different is thinking is productive, worrying is not. You need to think to be productive.
When you think, ask yourself 'why' and ponder on things that are edifying. Those who know 'how' will have a job but those who know 'why' are be the bosses. Anyone that can think deeply can see a rock and see possibilities. If you can think, you can see. Thinkers solve problems, they never lack ideas and are successful.
To think productively, allow God's word to illuminate your mind, speak in tongues, keep your mind engaged and fixed on things that are edifying, associate with positive and productive thinkers, think positively, creatively and progressively and let your thoughts be guided by the Holy Spirit
Fear, anger, negative environments, depression, idleness, laziness and slothfulness are enemies of productive thinking. Don't let these vices influence your thought pattern. Instead think strategically, writing down ideas, asking quality questions, research and marinate on your thoughts.