As a young lad I remember watching the Annual Lou Rawls’ United Negro College Fund Telethon and seeing numerous commercials relaying the UNCF’s mantra—“A mind is a terrible thing to waste!” I took this message to heart and sought every day of my life to do something with my mind. Once I became a Christian, I realized there was something greater than using my mind to learn some skill/trade/talent to work and take care of myself and my family. Is there more for me to do with my mind? What about my mind as it relates to spiritual matters? What about using our minds to produce actions which are pleasing to God? I came to acknowledge that God, the Grand Architect and Supreme Ruler of the Universe, desires all men and women to employ their minds to become a living sacrifice. I dare say we all have failed to master our thinking to produce righteous, holy living.
Many of us at the beginning of this year made some bold statements about what we plan to do in 2011. Many of the New Year’s resolutions are good, thoughtful and beneficial.