KEY SCRIPTURE: Isa 1:18 KJV ” Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
In our introduction to our discussion about the mind, we said it is our faculty for receiving information, processing the information, or reasoning out the information to come out with answers or positive decisions which can bring a turnaround in our experience. We also said the mind is also used to imagine thoughts far greater than what we know or see now. This means the mind could carry us to a future world of a better and fulfilling future.
The story of the prodigal son found in Luke 15:11-32 shows us how wrong thinking can result in failure, yet when one begins to think rightly, he can have a better end to his condition.
The younger of the wealthy man’s sons started thinking that it would be good to have his share of his father’s inheritance to use, as he will. The father gave it to him and he left for a far country and spent everything on riotous living. In this case, he did not consider the future, nor did he analyse the effect of his action on any future dependences, like marrying, raising children, and even being a blessing to many others. He thought selfishly. It is a principle in life that selfishness always produces failures. Success is not about how best you enjoyed yourself but how many lives you helped to be fulfilled. His thinking flouted this principle and he became a miserable failure.
The Bible said He came to himself and started asking questions. Asking the right questions always creates a door in a doorless wall, to make your way out, if you find the right answers. He asked how many of my father’s servants don’t have food. He used his mind to analyse and come to a reasonable conclusion. Through the right reasoning, he came out of his error and that miserable condition.
Why did he fail the first time?
1. He lacked the right information about life.
2. He thought wrongly, in a selfish way.
3. He acted on that wrong reasoning.
What is your present state?
1. Get the right information (the word of God).
2. Reason out with the proper information.
3. Ask the right questions and give sincere answers.
4. Act on your conclusions, and you are on your way to victory.
Thank God for my mind. I get the right information from the word of God, and God’s inspired servants. I ask the right questions about my state, and I act on the answers, by taking proper decisions.
THOUGHT: RIGHT INFORMATION, RIGHT THINKING, RIGHT QUESTIONS, RIGHT ANSWERS, RIGHT ACTIONS, RESULTS IN SUCCESS IN LIFE.
Psalms 119:9 KJV BETH.” Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”
1Co 14:20 KJV” Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.”