I stared at the math problem with confusion. I knew we learned how to solve it but I was so tired I had forgotten everything. I had tried three different systems and none had matched with the possible multiple choice answers. Then I remembered how to do it. I picked my pencil back up and started writing. It didn’t take long for me to complete the problem and make sure it was correct. I turned in the quiz and walked out of class on my way to lunch.
In my fourteen years of life, I have learned that any problem can be solved if you are willing to switch your mindset. Many people think in a mindset that only one answer is correct such as in 2+2=4. Yet in reality, there are multiple solutions to problems. All you have to do is ask God to change your mindset to something like his own. A mindset that will try to deconstruct a magic trick to find out how the magician did it instead of naively staring at a card. You may think you see the back of the card you picked yet the magician may know differently. Every situation has multiple perspectives, like looking into a glass room. The only thing it will take is asking God to lead you to a different vantage point you can see from.
Everyone has different lives, experiences, values, and morals. That is what makes humans interesting. We are always changing. Yet our mindset rarely does. Most of us would just say yes or no to a problem when there are many layers to it that only a Godly mindset could see. A mindset that would challenge gossip and induce someone to do research on a topic. But this all begins with us. And the only way to change your mindset is to give it up to God.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2
A few videos that will challenge how we think about things.
TED talk Collins Key
How do we perceive language
Sharing Hope for the Next Generation,