“Sometimes they have a mind of their own.”  Ever heard that?  That’s exactly what came up in a conversation I had with one of our members a few days ago.  I was lamenting an issue with my computer (hence no “Pastor’s Heart” last Friday), and he was trying to figure out why his smartphone was acting a certain way.  We came to the conclusion that tech devices do appear to randomly have a mind of their own.  Maybe you’ve said the same thing.  Now, I believe we all know they really don’t think for themselves (at least I hope not), and most of the time the problem is user error.  But sometimes….  Enough about technology.  Let’s talk about us.  Maybe those devices don’t have and operate off a mind of their own, but sometimes we sure do.  We get it in our heads that things should be a certain way, our lives should go in a certain direction, or even God has to act in a certain way.  According to our thinking, of course.  That mindset creates problems for us and the plan God has for us.  Frustration, spiritual coldness, complaining, and even disobedience are just a few of the issues we create when we operate with a mind of our own.  God’s work in us and through us can even come to a standstill.  When that happens, we must come back to the simple statement of Philippians 2:5.  “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.”  We must lay aside the mind of our own and embrace the mind of Christ.  A mind of humility, service, and complete surrender to the Father’s will.  A mind set on “things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:1-2).  So the next time your computer, smartphone, or tablet randomly and without reason seems to manifest a mind of its own, let it be a reminder for us to never do the same in our Christian walk!