“We have the mind of Christ.” 1Co 2:16
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 (Eph 3:20). (2) Focused thinking. The ability to think with clarity on issues by removing distractions and mental clutter (Php 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 (Isa 54:2-3). (4) Realistic thinking. The ability to build a solid foundation on facts, to think with certainty (Lk 14:28). (5) Strategic thinking. The ability to implement plans that give direction for today, and increase your potential for tomorrow (Pr 19:21). (6) Possibility thinking. The ability to unleash your enthusiasm and hope, to find solutions for even seemingly impossible situations (Mt 19:26). (7) Reflective thinking. The ability to revisit the past in order to think with understanding (Ps 1:1-3). (8) Questioning popular thinking. The ability to reject common thinking and accomplish uncommon results (Isa 55:8-9). (9) Shared thinking. The ability to include others who can help you think “over your head” and achieve greater results (Ps 133:1-3). (10) Unselfish thinking. The ability to consider others and their journey, to think with collaboration (Ro 12:10). (11) Bottom-line thinking. The ability to focus on results, in order to reap the full potential of your thinking (Mt 25:14-30). Let’s add: Spiritual thinking. “We have the mind of Christ.” One God-given thought can change your life!
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