What Were You Thinking?

Proverbs 23:7  for he is like one who is inwardly calculating. [thinking] “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

So I am sitting in a restaurant doing some work.  Then the manager and an employee sit down at the table next to me.  The employee tells the manager how she has accepted a job at another restaurant and that she is giving her 2 weeks notice.  She goes on to say that this is a great opportunity that actually helps her advance her career. 

The manager then says sharply.  "So you're quitting."  I'm thinking, "Really? I got it."  After a couple of pleasantries, the manager tells her very dispassionately, "good luck" gets up and walks off.  

Now I know nothing about this employees performance or the manager's particular mood at that moment, but it is evident to me what the manager was thinking.  It wasn't good, and it showed.  

What are you thinking?  

When it's all about you, all you think about is what other people say and do.  You worry about the potential damage they can to you in the future.   You will spend a lot of time trying to control their actions.  

When it's all about others, all you think about how you can contribute to their life.  What can you do to enrich them?  While thinking about yourself is a scarcity mentality thinking about others is an abundance mentality.  

When it's all about Christ, all you think about is honoring Him with your life.  You trust Him with your future that He is in control.  You serve others with the heart of Christ knowing that your witness is more important than your control.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to think about the right things today.  AMEN