What would happen if we started a T.H.I.N.K. movement or committed to doing some serious T.H.I.N.K.ing this season? This kind of T.H.I.N.K.ing calls for more than deep thoughts or articulating words of wisdom. For Girl Talk, who created a campaign meant to remind everyone to “THINK,” this is not a new idea. T.H.I.N.K. is an acronym that challenges you to ask yourself, Is what I am saying, texting or typing
Girl Talk is encouraging girls and boys, schools, homes, churches and businesses alike to T.H.I.N.K. about the importance of how we communicate with others. Did you notice the church is on the invitation list? T.H.I.N.K.ing reminds me of Ecclesiastes 5:2-3:
Don’t shoot off your mouth, or speak before you think. Don’t be too quick to tell God what you think God wants to hear. God’s in charge, not you—the less you speak, the better. Overwork makes for restless sleep. Overtalk shows you up as a fool. (The Message)
Of course, this concept is not new to disciples. But sometimes a reminder helps us to refocus and reflect on the impact and influence of our words of encouragement, planning and everyday conversations–words that we did not T.H.I.N.K. about.
The impact of the popularity of social media with its instant yet permanent nature calls us to practice our T.H.I.N.K. ing a little harder.
We can even explore more ways of T.H.I.N.K.ing. Is what I am thinking, saying, texting or typing
Now, you try to make an acronym out of T.H.I.N.K. and post it in the comments.
Valora K Starr is director for discipleship. This Throwback Thursday blog first ran in February 2014. This week, Jan. 18-25, the theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness.”