“Your Mind is your Employee.”

By Kimberly Taylor


Imagine that you are a company and that your mind is your employee.

It is time for performance evaluation. How is your mind doing?

Your Mind is Your Employee
Your mind is yours to train.

Recently, I was reviewing a post I wrote about learning to recognize truth from lies. At that moment, the Lord dropped this truth into my spirit: 

“Your mind is your employee.” 

The implication of this truth stunned me. 

If our minds are our employees, then how are we putting them to work?

If you are putting your mind to work on blame, hating yourself, and discouragement, then you are generating ”ill will.” 

I believe ”ill will” (or will for ill), causes unrest in your body and contributes to sickness and disease. 

When our minds agree with the enemy’s suggestions of worry, discouragement, shame, blame, guilt, and anxiety, it is like an employee partnering with our enemy for a hostile takeover of our company!

That is what is happening when you are in bondage to destructive habits and addictions.

Jesus warns us in John 10:10:

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

The Bible says that renewing our minds transforms us (see Romans 12:2).

While you may want to fire your mind, you can’t. Either you learn to manage it or else, it will manage you.

Manager’s Performance Evaluation

Here are three questions to consider when managing your mind: 

It takes courage to face and answer these questions. 

It’s easier to allow our employees to do what they want and then complain about the mess and misery left behind. 

However, seeing our minds as our employees to manage each day puts us in an empowering position. 

Instead of an apathetic employee who drags down the morale of the entire company and wastes time on procrastination and unproductive activities, you train your employee to become:

  • Committed
  • Consistent
  • Focused, with a positive attitude

That employee would be a joy to manage, don’t you agree?

You wouldn’t have to keep pushing and prodding your employee to follow through. 

Instead, they would show up for work with an attitude of love, service, integrity, and ready to face the challenges of the day.

So, let’s return to the original question: If your mind were your employee, how would you evaluate it?

What effect is this employee having on the rest of your company?

Today, decide to become a person who learns to manage your mind as your employee. And you will succeed in your weight loss goals too!

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Kimberly Taylor

About the author

Kimberly Taylor has a heart to encourage others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22 herself, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds and have kept it off for over 18 years. Through the Take Back Your Temple Christian Weight Loss program, her goal is to inspire Christian women to live fit, healthy, and empowered in Christ.

  • This is truly excellent advice. A bell went off and the light came on. I will use this mindset as I continue my weight loss journey. Thank you, Kimberly.

    • I am glad you found it helpful, Kathy! I know thinking of my mind this way makes how I approach my day more purposeful and meaningful.

    • Yes, Kennifer – and when you think of it like that, you realize that you have a lot more power than you think to turn in a new direction. Thanking God for that revelation!

  • YESSSS, Kimberly! When I first read this concept earlier this week in your “truth will set you free” article, that statement hit me hard! My mind is my employee! I’ve been mulling on it over the last few days and thinking I need to put my mind on formal “notice” with a “performance improvement plan”! LOL! I love that you dove deeper into developing that thought with this article!
    /sg

    • Thanks for your feedback, Shana! I have been implementing this concept this week and have gotten a lot more done. The possibilities are endless. Love to hear how the outcomes from your ”performance improvement plan” works, ha-ha!

      • Help, I do well when I remember to take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ. Works so well ! Then when it comes to overeating, the ability to
        manage my thoughts goes out the window. As if I’d completely forgotten it has a very valuable tool! Then I justify eating fresh fruit ,
        yogurts, rice cakes, then follow that
        with what I really wanted in the first place. I hate this struggle.

        • Hi Susan – The struggle is real! It seems that your struggle stems from your heart and what you say you “really want.” One of the principles we teach in TBYT is to eat any food you want. What that means is to decide what it is you REALLY want – not only with the foods you select but with your body and health. Check this out. I pray the Lord give you insight into what is going on in your heart and life: https://takebackyourtemple.com/eat-any-food-you-want/

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