A wise man once said: “To never underestimate the power of a man to change the course of his life by changing his thinking”.

I can’t remember his name, but I agree with this sentiment.

In my opinion, the ability to think is one of the most profound abilities that God bestowed upon man. The capacity of thought separates man from other creatures. It also separates men from each other.

Genesis 11:3-6 (KJV)

My emphasis starts with the last verse, and in particular this portion; and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

This is profound. God said, and now nothing will be restrained from them, not because they had amassed wealth, resources, or specialist support. It seems to me therefore that the biggest obstacle that a man must overcome on the path to manifestation is his own mind. A man can not produce what his mind cannot conceive.

Put differently, a man’s output is a reflection of the workings of his mind.

This is not just restricted to the active exertions of the mind. I believe that even the passive posture – the basal state of the mind – is important, too. For example, some individuals think they aren’t good enough. It’s not a spontaneous thought. Instead, perhaps on account of various experiences, they have formed that genre of thought etched in their minds.

Thoughts are powerful. They don’t only predict what a man will be, they define who he is currently.

Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)

The heart captures more than just thoughts, however it’s the thinking portion of the heart that overseers the expression of the man. That’s why it becomes critical to guard our hearts with earnestness.

Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)

You see, the things that flow out of the heart as the issues of life do not enter into the heart as issues of life. They enter more like as particles of life. They condense, mix, mature and set. We call them mindsets.

Over the course of next month I will attempt to explore certain issues related to the mind. Stay expectant.


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