A friend of mine shared this funny story.
An old farmer wrote a letter to his son who was in prison for robbing millions from a bank.
He said, “Son, this year I will not plant tapioca and yam because I can’t dig the field. I know if you were here you would’ve helped me.”
The son replied his father, “Honorable father, don’t even think of digging the field because that’s where I buried the money I robbed from the bank.”
The prison policemen, who were monitoring all correspondence, read the letter. Immediately they went out early in the morning and dug the entire field in search of the money. But nothing was found.
The next day the son wrote to his father again, “Honorable father, you can now plant your tapioca and yam. This is the best I can do from here.”
The old farmer replied, “Oh my son, you are too powerful indeed. Even in prison you still command policemen to work for me. I was so surprised to see them holding changkols and shovels digging on my farm. I will write to you when I want to harvest.”
And the moral of the story is, “Nobody can imprison your mind.”
Our mind can be imprisoned by negativity of thoughts such as, “This cannot be done. It is too hard. It won’t work. It’s a waste of time.” Or “What can I do with so little resources?” Or “Why are these people always against me and my ideas?”
Such habit of negative thinking often leads us towards depression, distress and despair.
We need to move from thinking “impossible” to “i’m possible.”
The Bible urges us in Philippians 4:8
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”
It is such a powerful and pleasant thing to mind your mind.