Though the phrase “mind your business” often comes with a negative connotation, I’d like to engage your perspective to view your mind as your business. In fact, it’s our most important business to mind. It’s a large part of how we live, perceive, and make decisions. Believe it or not, the Holy Spirit wants to be employed by us to help manage what flows from our minds into our hearts, and ultimately through our hands. So, let’s talk business.
The Mind - As we improve our thoughts, we experience evident transformation in our lives from bad to good, or good to better. Even scripture tells us that we are transformed by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2). However, we can’t renew what we don’t regard. In the business of our mind, the first bill we must pay is attention. Sure, it costs time and requires practice, but it’s always a worthy investment. There’s something about monitoring our thoughts that makes us aware of our need for God. Given our human nature, you may sometimes find yourself fighting to “let” this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus (Phil. 2:5). Psh, join the club! The Holy Spirit shows up to work daily to help us think better, but we must first ask and allow.
The Heart - This is where binding contracts and transactions occur, like relational ties and character traits. That’s why we must guard it above all (Proverbs 4:23). The more we mind our thoughts, the more God can filter into our heart. The Holy Spirit is there to remove anything that has fallen through the cracks of our human brokenness. That’s why we must not harden our hearts when we hear His voice. As we convert from our will to His, wholeness is restored, and business continues.
Our Hands – They represent the place where God gives blessings to and through us. It may be our gifts, talents, resources, or more. It is key to understand that nothing can flow through our hands that does not first flow through our head. Our cup runs over after He anoints our head with oil. See, everything starts in the mind! Without the proper filtering system within us, we will never be able to handle what we’re holding. We can’t even receive God in our heart until we perceive Him in our mind!
Don’t let the distractions of the world around you rob you of your wealth within. Stop focusing on what everyone else is doing and thinking and saying. Mind your business! Think about what you’re thinking about. What are you always talking about? How does it compare to what God says about you? Search the scriptures and see. Hire the Holy Spirit to be your faithful filter, removing any harmful pathology from your mind and unlocking your next level of success and freedom! When your heart is pure and your hands are clean, that’s how you’ll know your business is good.