If there is a universal problem with people in the 21st century, it's that they simply don't think. I should qualify that by saying, they don't think the right way. They don't think of the creative power or the consequences of their thoughts, their words, or their actions. They don't understand the awesome power of their thoughts. Man was given a brain which gives him the godlike power to shape his own life according to the thoughts and images he holds in his mind. Consider for a moment the things your mind has brought you: your family and friends, your religion, your philosophy of life, and your work. Research suggests the creative power of the brain may be limitless. If that is true, and I believe it is, our thoughts are truly an awesome creative force. Man has an unbelievable potential, but everything we have and everything we don't have is the result of our thoughts. The human mind's capacity to think, separates us from the rest of the animals on Earth. The writer of Proverbs observed this centuries ago when he wrote, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he . . ." Your thoughts will change your life. This is exciting, because you can control your thoughts. Harvey L. Gardner is a Christian layman and an ordained deacon of a Southern Baptist Church. He taught adult Bible classes in his church for many years. After a brief career as a newspaper editor and publisher, he founded an investment advisory company. He now writes and inspires audiences through his seminars and motivational speaking. Harvey and his wife of 49 years, Linda, live in White House, Tennessee.