“I wouldn’t sign up for that class.” Jim Rhon
I was listening to an old video of marketing guru and motivational speaker Jim Rhon. He kept answering hypothetical “what if” and “why does” and “how comes” with, “isn’t that interesting” and “I wouldn’t sign up for that class.”
His point obviously being why would we spend so much time and energy on things that we can’t control or change; things that just are. Why would we sign up for that class when there are so many better classes out there we could be taking.
Instead we should focus on what we can do and change. Our actions/responses, our attitudes, who/what we spend the most time with, and what we fill our minds with.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the battle for our minds (re: yesterday’s 2 Corinthians 10 post). And this morning specifically as it relates to social media. This is an area of our life that can absorb a huge potion of filling our mind space. It is a place we can easily make changes by being super selective about who we follow and how much we consume. To really evaluate how the social media we absorb may be shaping our mindset and worldviews...is it helping our mind take captive the Truths of God or making it harder for us by pulling us away from them?
Maybe it’s time to do some social media house cleaning or a little sabbatical or set time limits. What we feed and focus our mind on matters. It changes us, despite how strong and disciplined we think we are.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things and the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:8).
Anything else? I wouldn’t sign up for that class.