The slogan “A Mind is a terrible thing to waste,” has remained unchanged for more than three decades and has become part of the American vernacular. When you are in a ministry you see and hear people of all types and descriptions, and generally the ones you end up talking with and praying for have problems that all started right between their ears, something has to be thought about before it is acted on.
James 1:13-15 Don’t let anyone under pressure to give in to evil say, “God is trying to trip me up.” God is impervious to evil, and puts evil in no one’s way. The temptation to give in to evil comes from us and only us. We have no one to blame but the leering, seducing flare-up of our own lust. Lust gets pregnant, and has a baby: sin! Sin grows up to adulthood, and becomes a real killer. Thumbnail: If you think about it and lust after it you will do it, end of story. That doesn’t always have to have a negative meaning.
My maternal grandfather had a third grade education, but he had the desire to learn and he became known as the “Walking Bible” and was at the top of his church organization. During his time in the office of Assistant General Overseer he met with Presidents and had an audience and High Tea with King Edward and the Duchess of Windsor. The former King asked him how the church raised money and my granddaddy explained tithing to them. He told the family that the King said if a country could be run like that, it would be great. Yes my granddad had drive and thought on how he could better himself and according to Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me, he came from behind a mule in the cotton fields of South Georgia, to breakfast with three different Presidents of the USA.
If you give in and let your mind be lazy and non-productive, you will never get anything accomplished! No matter where you come from, you can do anything you want to as long as you have Jesus Christ, in the person of the Holy Spirit.
Luke 12:12 “for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”
So what is holding you back? Are you scared?
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. This is a beautiful promise you don’t have to be afraid of anything!
2 Cor.6: 3-6 The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.
The hardest thing I have to do every day is to bring my own thoughts into “captivity”. There are times of negativity, not believing in myself, I feel like I am drowning in all I need to do, going in circles, but then I center myself by praying, asking God to help me put everything in balance, doing the most important thing that needs to get done and then just take it one step at a time!
Don’t waste your mind worrying and don’t be afraid, you have power to do it