Five Ways to Overcome Dead End Thinking

Day 2 of 6 • This day’s reading


Let God Change Your Mindset

For nearly 40 years, I’ve relied on my creative talents, business insight, and personal drive to build a branding and marketing business. I look back and think about my mistakes and how asking others for their wisdom and foresight would have helped me through many decisions.

Had I relied more on God and the wisdom of others, I’m sure the business would be far more successful. In business, life, and faith, you don’t have to go it alone. Yet, stubborn as we are, we insist on muddling through life by relying on our capabilities instead of relying on the power of the Holy Spirit and the community of faith God with which God surrounds us.

Author Kenneth Bailey points out in Seeing Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes the distinction between Western thinking and Middle-Eastern thinking: 

  • The seventeenth venture philosopher Descartes observed, “I think, therefore I am.” 

  • African theologians reply, “I am, because we are.”

We belong in a community. We live, work, and worship collectively. If we want to go far, especially in business, we must go together. 

If we want to go far in life, we must trust God and rely on him to guide us, provide for us, and equip us to act with foresight.

Let God change your mindset: Romans 12:2 encourages you to ”allow God to transform you by changing the way you think.” How can you apply that encouragement to your life today?