Imagine that you are a company and that your mind is your employee.
It is time for performance evaluation. How is your mind doing?
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?
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:
- How would your thinking change if you viewed and managed your mind as your employee each day?
- As a manager, are you training that employee in endeavors that profit you or diminish you?
- Have you given your employee a clear vision as to what success looks like for them each day or are you leaving them to figure things out on their own?
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:
- 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!