A mind is a terrible thing to waste

Sarah Edwards, pastor

BY SARAH EDWARDS

We are all becoming. We have not arrived yet; but we’re becoming whatever we think about and how we allow our thoughts to be translated into reasoning out our conclusions.

Our imagination propels our prepositions forward into our consciousness. In return, what we presuppose guides how we perceive what is true. Most children enter the final stage of prepositional reasoning about 12 years of age. They acquire the ability to reason about two or more related things and understand that words or statements can have different meanings depending on the context it’s used with. Yet, we have no less than two generations of grown folks attempting to lead whoever is willing to appoint them as their significant leader and follow them without question. Now, that’s amazing!

Can you confess: “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When     I became an adult, I put away childish things.” [1 Corinthians 13:11]

If you cannot, perhaps it’s because the saying “your truth may not be my truth” took on wings of an eagle and infiltrated minds whose cognitive development had not been fully formed. This false dichotomy has circulated for so long and became so popular even the saints started to believe it. Therein is the heart of artists and development of denominational churches. Whenever the blind leads, it must be through self deception and lies. Both the leader and those following will fall like dominos. [Matthew 15:11-20]

Our great God so deeply desires that we all reason with Him [Isaiah 1:18].  God created every human being the same. As a spirit housed in an earth suit we call our body and He chooses its exterior color, size and shape. We were given a soul that He breath into and caused it to become alive.

Yet, many are still spending more time and efforts on their personal home improvement projects (their house/body). Covering it with brand name clothes, other people’s hair and painting artistic expressions around the windows of our soul (our eyes).

Others misplace the worth of the natural educational knowledge they have achieved. Not realizing that no student can learn more than what their professor knows. Some have more degrees than a thermometer then adopt them as truth. The intellectual accomplishments they have acquiesced elevates their thoughts that they’ve a gain greater grasp of understanding life.

However, from God our creator’s perspective we being created a spirit after His image/character and likeness/nature where our true value resides. If one’s cognitive prepositional reasoning have not been properly acquired while they were a child, once they have become an adult they still think, talk and reason like a child regardless of their age or being born again. They cannot understand those who have received the manifestation of the spirit-mind of Jesus Christ working through them.

Jesus commissioned His students to win the souls of people! Not win people because they were rich, pretty or intellectual giants, but rather by reasoning with their minds.  Have you ever seen a mind? What color is a mind? What gender is a mind? Do you not know our mind is where God spirit lives?

That is where the “philo”-brotherly kind of love lives in everyone born of woman. Yet, they have the proclivity to love everybody and still be hateful, mean, evil, prejudice and deceitful. Don’t you know that to whom you present yourselves as servants, you shall obey whether of sin to death or of obedience to righteousness? [Romans 6:16]

Indeed! The mind is a terrible thing to waste. Only when someone is baptized into the Holy Spirit of God can they fill themselves up in God’s “agape” kind of love. You then are no longer treated as a slave or Jesus younger sibling – God will call you His friend!

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