Saturday, May 12, 2012

Thinking Outside the Box

The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to  instruct him?”  But we have the mind of Christ.  (1 Corinthians 2:15-16, NIV)

What do you do when you are faced with a difficult decision or you aren't sure the best way to go about a particular task?  Do you allow fear to paralyze you or do you fly by the seat of your pants and just do whatever it takes to complete the task at hand?  I often refer to myself as "the queen of trial and error" because that is the approach I take to many things in life.  Either the result of what I am trying to accomplish turns out great or I have to go back to the drawing board and try something a little different.  But Scripture tells us that we have the mind of Christ.  Apparently we either don't understand that concept or know how to think outside our human box and process life with a divine mindset.

I'll be the first to admit that I do not completely understand what it means to have the mind of Christ.  But I believe the way to draw on his power is through prayer and the study of Scripture.  It is through the Word that God reveals himself and his ways to us and in prayer that he communicates with us, Spirit to spirit.  If we are to have the mind of Christ, we have to know his character and the promises of his Word, then walk in obedience to them.

The next time you are faced with a decision or a task that could be done any number of ways, ask the Lord what he would do.  Pray it through and wait for his answer.  Make the next step, a step of faith and pray that God will show you clearly what to do or redirect your steps if you are headed in the wrong direction.  As we master the art of surrender and pray on all occasions for all decisions great and small, God will begin to impart the wisdom and direction we need to get it right the first time.

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1 comment:

  1. "Happy Mothers Day Dee Dee"!! and I hope it's "fantastic"!! God this post is so good!! Mercy if only could use the mind of Christ every time. But we get so caught up in the flesh ugggggg! Father please help us use the good mind of Christ that's in us,and help us to walk in the spirit. Amen
    Love you Dee Dee :-)