By John Townsend, Crystal Cathedral Guest Pastor
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
- 2 Timothy 1:7
Let me ask you a question. Have you ever been at one of those dinners where the questions of "who's the feeler" and "who's the thinker" comes up? You're with a bunch of people and somebody answers, "Well, she's the feeler, and I'm the thinker." Someone else says, "I'm the emotional one, and he's the more logical one." The whole thinking and feeling question is a very, very important one for how we operate in life.
God gave us this brain, this mind, as a gift. What we find is that we're under-using this brain we have. Neuroscience has told us many things about all the potential and all the power our brains and our minds have.
I work a lot with leaders, successful people, and organizations. When I do, I study those with success to learn what I might do to help other people become more successful. One of the things I have discovered is that successful people use their entire brains - the feeling parts and the thinking parts. They're not just limited to one aspect of their brain.
One of the keys to being a successful person is using your entire mind.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of a sound and growing mind. Help me not to be only a thinker or a feeler, but one who uses all the miraculous areas of my mind, heart, and soul. Amen.