18 MARCH 2017
‘We have the mind of Christ.’
1 Corinthians 2:16 KJV
In his book Thinking for a Change, Dr John Maxwell gives us eleven different types of thinking; to each we’ve added a Scripture: 1) Big picture thinking. The ability to think beyond yourself is required in order to process ideas from a ‘faith’ perspective (Ephesians 3:20). 2) Focused thinking. The ability to think with clarity on issues by removing distractions and mental clutter (Philippians 3:13-14). 3) Creative thinking. The ability to break out of the box and explore ideas and options in order to experience a breakthrough (Isaiah 54:2-3). 4) Realistic thinking. The ability to build a solid foundation on facts, to think with certainty (Luke 14:28). 5) Strategic thinking. The ability to implement plans that give direction for today, and increase your potential for tomorrow (Proverbs 19:21). 6) Possibility thinking. The ability to unleash your enthusiasm and hope, to find solutions for even seemingly impossible situations (Matthew 19:26). 7) Reflective thinking. The ability to revisit the past in order to think with understanding (Psalm 1:1-3). 8) Questioning popular thinking. The ability to reject common thinking and accomplish uncommon results (Isaiah 55:8-9). 9) Shared thinking. The ability to include others who can help you think ‘over your head’ and achieve greater results (Psalm 133:1-3). 10) Unselfish thinking. The ability to consider others and their journey, to think with collaboration (Romans 12:10). 11) Bottom-line thinking. The ability to focus on results, in order to reap the full potential of your thinking (Matthew 25:14-30). Let’s add: Spiritual thinking. ‘We have the mind of Christ.’ One God-given thought can change your life!
Bible in a Year: Deut 1-3; Mark 10:32-52;