Think For Yourself
Updated: Dec 2, 2019
It’s recently hit me that for most of my life, people have told me what to think, instead of how to think and that’s not always a good thing. Thinking for yourself means figuring out what you believe in and then making your own decisions based upon that.
Jordan Lee Dooley said this in her book, Own Your Everyday, “If you have a deeper why to guide every little thing you do and actively use it to combat comparison and other distractions, you’ll find you are not only more fulfilled by what you’re doing, but also more focused on what matters most.”
For so long I’ve been trying to get others to think like me when they need to think for themselves. Nobody just wakes up wanting to do something unless a strong desire for it awakens in them as well.
As a Christian all I want at the end of each day is to grow God’s kingdom, just plant seeds even if it’s just in one person’s life. However I drive myself and probably others crazy because I have a problem leaving it up to only them and God. I want instant results. I want them to love and praise Jesus just as much as I do and then more. But if I make the mistake of letting them think how I think and not for themselves, I’ll let them down because I certainly am not perfect and can’t possibly measure up to God’s standards. God sent you to show His way, not yours.