I was talking with my dad earlier this morning over coffee. I told him that I want to be a better thinker. This comment came as a result of a conversation we were having regarding the tendency we all have to be non-thinkers. Not just non-thinkers, but blind, unconscious, aimless non-thinkers.
This is a problem. Mainly because God has made us in His image. God is a thinker. There is a lot of evidence to prove that. So, we should be thinkers as well. Too often we will take the path of least resistance and pursue the channels that lead to the least amount of effort.
I want to be an active trainer of my mind.
I don't care to allow my brain to become the cognitive equivalent of fat-man sitting on the couch with potato chip fragments dotting my chest.
Part of becoming a maturing disciple of Jesus is the ability to take an accounting of oneself, recognize inconsistencies and make positive changes that reflect the image of God. Not always an easy task, but one that is worth pursuing. And worth pursuing every single day.