Thursday, February 23, 2012

Penny or More

The art of thinking is highly undervalued. I believe that leaders must spend time in thought about vision, the current state of the organization, the health of people around you, and where God is leading you. It can be difficult to carve out the time for thought, but it is essential to gain perspective and grow.

In the same vein I find that too much introspective thought can become detrimental. While I enjoy the mental stimulation of in-depth processing I find that sometimes it can become overly inward focused. What begins as something positive can shift to becoming too critical of your own motivation, building up of scenarios that don't exist, and detracting from the meditation that should lead us closer to God. It is another reflection of God's directive to take every thought captive so that it builds us up and draws us closer to Him. It is a discipline that we learn to apply correctly as we increase in our Christian maturity.

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