09 October 2018

Think smart!

I think, you think, he thinks... everybody thinks, but not everyone thinks smart enough! So many people think with their heart (emotions) instead of thinking with their mind (intelligent faith).

The difference is that those who think with their heart make decisions based on what the occasion makes them feel, and yes, this lands them in trouble, because instead of analyzing what is happening around them, they allow their frustration to lead them and end up making wrong choices, choices they will only regret later on.

We hear so many people exclaiming, "Why did I do that?" ... "Oh my gosh!"

The number of people crying today because of unwise decisions taken in the past is astounding. So you should start making wise choices, and this demands reasoning and requires that you  take the entire situation into account. 

When a person thinks with the mind, which is the same as using intelligent faith, she will not allow the heat of the moment to confuse her judgment, but will take some time to evaluate how that decision will affect her life, not only today, but especially in the future.

If you have ever done something that you later regretted, you know what I am talking about. In the same way, you know how different the outcome was when you acted with intelligence and not with your feelings. Jesus said in His word:

"For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish'? Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace." Luke 14:28-32

This is what thinking smart is all about, right!?

Before you go out there and start doing things moved by excitement, not weighing the pros and cons, stop and consider the whole picture, calculate, analyze, plan well and then go for it. Otherwise you will end up embarrassing yourself and becoming an element of mockery.

How do you avoid that?  By using your mind and not your heart!

Think smart and you will enjoy the riches that intelligence offers to those who are willing to listen to it!

Food for the thought:

"When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you..." Proverbs 2:10-11

God bless you all

Marcelo Pires

Universal Church


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