A businessman came home from the office and collapsed on the living room couch, completely exhausted.
“What’s wrong?” asked his wife.
“It was terrible,” said her husband. “All of our office computers went down today, so we had to do our own thinking.”
I predate the laptop. I was raised back in the day when we had to do our own thinking. As a young pastor, I couldn’t go online and steal a sermon from Andy Stanley. I had to plagiarize the old-fashioned way. I had to pull a book of Spurgeon’s sermons from my shelf and type one of his sermons on this thing we called a typewriter.
Doing our own thinking is actually good for us. In fact, our brains don’t have an “OFF” button. The issue is not whether you think, but what you think. That’s why Paul said, “We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).
Recovery Step: What you think today, you will do tomorrow. So be careful about what you think today.