Increase your effectiveness as leader and servant of God.
You can increase your effectiveness as a leader and servant. Are you ready for a change of heart? To be transformed by the renewing of the mind?
How you think determines who you are. Your life today is a result of your thinking yesterday. Your life tomorrow will be determined by what you think today. That’s why Scripture directs us to be careful about where we focus our attention.
Best-selling author and leadership specialist John C. Maxwell shares meditations that will challenge leaders to reach their full potential as servants of God. In Think on These Things, you will learn that “your ability to achieve anything great for God begins in your heart and mind.”
About the author
Dr. John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times best-selling author, internationally recognized leadership expert and speaker who has sold more than 25 million books. His organizations have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. In 2014 he was identified as the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. In 2015, he reached the milestone of having trained leaders from every country of the world. John lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with Margaret, his wife of over forty years and enjoys spending time with his two grown children and his grandchildren.
THINK ON THESE THINGS
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be
any praise, think on these things (Phil. 4:8, KJV).
I consider Phil. 4:8 to be one of the most important verses in the Bible. What occupies your mind and what you think means more than anything else in your life. Your thought life will determine how much you earn, where you live, and what you become in life.
Your life today is a result of your thinking yesterday. Your life tomorrow will be determined by what you think today. During a question-and-answer period in a recent ministerial conference, a pastor spoke up and said, “I think I can build a church to average 200. What do you think?”
I said, “I agree – you can build one to that size.”
Another pastor, without raising his hand, blurted out, “I think
I can build a church up to 500. What do you think?”
I replied, “I agree – you can build a church up to that size.”
The first pastor stood up and said, “That doesn’t seem fair.
Why do you think he can build a larger church than I can when you don’t even know our abilities and talents?”
My reply to the protesting pastor was, “It doesn’t matter which of you has the greater ability. That which determines the success of your church’s growth more than any other ingredient is what you think you can do. If you think you can, you can. If you think you are, you are