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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Think (09/02/10)

TITLE: Think
By Brian Irons



The word “think” is literally an action word. Although, the word “think” refers not to physical movement, it is still a word of action. In the mind is where think operates. The body doesn’t move when people think. Physical movement is only assessed after he or she think of something to do.
All my sad life, many people told me to, “Think before you speak”. They also told me to “think” before I do anything in life.
One day, I said to myself, “I think”, I can write a book to give the world a great story to read. After thinking about it, my hands (physical body) picked up a pen and a couple sheets of paper. Then I began physically writing words on sheets of paper, until a book was formed. I no longer think I can write a book; I am now a published author.
People fail to realize how important “think” really is. Before any man goes into his refrigerator to get a bite to eat, he thought about what he might want to eat first. Whether he wanted milk for cereal or butter for the pancakes, a thought was done before the body is engaged in eating.
Many of our experiences encountered came because of bad thinking. There is such thing as “good thinking”, verses “bad thinking”. The bible says, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”.
In order to become what you dreamed of becoming, you must continually think on the subject, stay focused, until reaching success. Every vision a person has is attached to the word “think”. You had a vision (dream) in your head since the age of nine. At the age of nine, you thought about becoming a lawyer, and you kept it in your thinking center, until receiving that PHD certificate.
Sometimes it takes days thinking of what to do next; and sometimes it only takes less than 5 seconds to make a decision. When I was first asked to try drugs, I thought about what people said drugs do to living lives. After I finally tried drugs, my thinking center sought more ways of committing wickedness. Then, suddenly, my life began experiencing close death situations.
People, or shall I say Christians must continually mediate (think on) the Word of God, if they want to succeed in life. The Word of God will sterilize our fleshly thinking. If we do not let the Word of God do just that, our lives will continually fall into one pitfall after another.
When you think you need help with your life, you have a good thought in your mind. Time after time, you thought about giving your life to Christ Jesus, but never took the actions to get him. The longer you think about getting a hold onto Christ Jesus, and never follow through; you are missing out on the prize. Every time you think you are bettering your life, you end up falling deeper and deeper into the pit.
Your life has been a mess, just because of one decision you made in the long past. You didn’t think your life would end up the way it now is. Now you must think of a way of getting yourself out of your current situation. The same thing, “the think” that got you in the situation you are now in, is the same thing that will pull you out of it.

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Amanda Brogan09/10/10
I think this makes me want to sit down and work on my own dream of writing a book! :) Great job with this devotional-style piece. There are a lot of good points interspersed with what appears to be personal testimony. And I think personal testimony can be a very powerful tool in reaching people for Christ. Keep it up!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/10/10
This is well written and gives some very thought provoking advice.