Mature thought precedes mature action. 9.6.11

by Aaron K.

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Mature thought precedes mature action. 9.6.11

A man whose first thought is bestial indulgence could neither think clearly nor plan methodically; he could not find and develop his latent resources, and would fail in any undertaking. Not having commenced to manfully control his thoughts, he is not in a position to control affairs and to adopt serious responsibilities. He is not fit to act independently and stand alone. But he is limited only by the thoughts, which he chooses. -James Allen, As A Man Thinketh

Mature, strong godly men are responsible and mature in thought first before they find themselves fit and prepared for greater responsibility. Inmature men appear childish in their actions, yet they fail to realize their actions are simply the by product of failing to take responsibility for their thoughtlife. Adult children are slaves to their desires, since they have no disciplined means of controlling their thoughts they are incapable of planning, finding and developing resources, etc…sadly, they are guaranteed to fail in any undertaking. Action. My sons, take responsibilty for your thoughtlife for it is what fuels proper action. Strong diligent, industrious, advancing men are mature and disciplined in thought…they stand strong, bearing great loads of responsibility taking dominion over their affairs, forgeing them to look more like how God intended…this is how a man glorifies God.