The scarecrow thought he was without a brain. His mindset was such that he could not think, yet throughout the movie he made wise decisions to help their circumstances. We realize through this that it was not how smart he was, but the mindset he had at the heat of the moment. Mindset is everything. Our mindset will determine our promotion to the next level in our job. example: If I go to work everyday with the mindset that, what is the boss going to do for me, this will create disappointment. The same is when I go to church to see what God is going to do for me. Instead I should go to work daily to see how I can help my boss and his business, what can I do to make it better and make it grow. In church, I should enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise and be thankful unto Him. My mindset determines how I respond and react to the church service. When we face situations in our life, our mindset will determine the outcome of that situation. Mindset: "In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong."
"In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities."
"Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. It enhances relationships."
Taken from: http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about
We must be willing to listen to others to help our mindset. Some people think that being dogmatic and standing on something that was taught for years is the only way to go. This thinking takes everyone out of the seeking (God) process and put us in a (I Got This) mindset and nothing can change. Today we need to be as forward thinking at the thinkers of the past and renew our mind by the Word of God and let the Holy Spirit continue to show us, lead us and guide us to success in Jesus Christ and what His original intent is for our world today. We sometimes seem stumped in ministry today because things are changing around us. We have to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit enough to know what we need to do to change and see people ministered to. Change is life! We will see a move of God if we change, but if we expect something with out a mindset change, it will grow stale and never prosper. Let's pray and seek the face of God about the need of our people and ask for a mindset change to see the need of the world today. Heaven is awaiting!
Dean Dixon (PD)