Summary: What you program into your mind will dictate how it will function. Proverbs 23:7 “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Think about it: You can have the most powerful computer in the world, but if you program it with the wrong software or with misinf
Compiled by: Herman Abrahams (Pastor), Cornerstone Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 740, Westridge 7802, Rep. of South Africa.
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THE POWER OF YOUR MIND
Reprogramming Your Mental Computer
(Primary reference: YOUR BEST LIFE NOW - Joel Osteen).
A. Illustration 1
A little boy went out to the backyard to play with a baseball bat and a ball. He said to himself, "I am the best hitter in the world."
Then he threw the ball up in the air and took a swing at it, but he missed.
Without a moment’s hesitation, he picked up the ball and tossed it in the air again, saying as he swung the bat, "I’m the best hitter in all the world." He swung and missed. Strike two.
He tossed the ball up A THIRD TIME, concentrating more intensely, even more determined, saying, "I am the best hitter in all the world!" He swung the bat with all his might. Whiff! Missed again!! Strike three.
The little boy laid down his bat and smiled real big. "What do you know?" he said. "I’m the best pitcher in all the world!" (From YOUR BEST LIFE NOW - Joel Osteen).
Now that’s a good attitude! Sometimes you simply have to choose to see the bright side of situations. When things don’t work out as you planned, rather than complaining, look for something good in your circumstances. Look for lessons in your experience. Fill your mind with good thoughts.
B. Illustration 2
Many years ago I worked as a chief teller in a commercial bank.
In addition to having the important responsibility of ensuring that we kept enough cash in the branch and to clear surplus cash, I also had to take care of the bank’s stationery store. This involved counting the stock of forms on hand and ordering new supplies. I had to take time off from serving customers on the counter and go to my little store to issue, order and do stationery reconciliations. It seemed that because I was doing, what seemed like one of the lowest jobs in the branch, to the best of my ability, a colleague could not help but say, "This man has got RMA". I asked what is RMA? She said, "Right Mental Attitude."
We all need to keep a positive mental attitude, in spite of our circumstances.
1. YOUR MIND IS SIMILAR TO A COMPUTER.
What you program into it dictates how it will function. How foolish it would be to complain, "I hate this computer! It never gives me the right answer; it never does what I want it to do." Think about it: You can have the most powerful computer in the world, but if you program it with the wrong software or with misinformation, it will never function as the manufacturer intended.