Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thinking Cap

My elementary school teachers would say...
"Let's put on our thinking caps." As if we hadn't prior to this point, we'd go through the motions of placing it on our heads.

I never really understood that. I used to look around and think..."Yeah, that kid over there really needs to put his on!"

Now as an adult, this exercise makes more sense to me. "What was I thinking?" comes to mind all too often as I evaluate my everyday actions or words. It's as if I didn't have my 'thinking cap' on. There are days when I second-guess myself. There are situations where I don't know what to do. There are issues that I can't figure out. In many instances, I am stumped.

When I have no answers or solutions, a verse that puts my mind at ease is where God says..."I don't think the way you think" (Isaiah 55:8 MSG).

I'm so glad God doesn't need a 'thinking cap'.