5 simple steps to renew your mind
Posted on: August 30, 2017
What Does Renewing Your Mind Mean?
5 Simple Steps to Renew Your Mind
Don’t fit in, stand out.
Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.
Renew is to ” make new again”.
Change your old mind set by getting a new mindset from God Himself.
We must readily recognize what God wants from us and quickly respond to it.
Unlike the culture around us, always dragging us down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of us, develops well-formed maturity in us.
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”
Proverbs 23:7a NKJV
God wants to transform our minds.
He says ” Do not be conformed or fashioned according to the ways of the world.”
Show the world your uniqueness.
Fix Your Attention on God and His Words
No matter what the circumstances – fix your mind on Christ Jesus the Captain of our salvation. The chief Shepherd. Your provider and Healer. The Alpha and the Omega. The Creator of all things.
“Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value].”
Colossians 3:2 AMP
Wherever we want to go in life, we have to get our heads to go there first!
That’s why our mind set is so important.
The enemy of our soul ( your mind, will & emotions) is trying to build warfare in our mind ( to confuse us, demotivate us, bring us down) BUT God wants us to renew our mind.
Start Focusing on Changing from Within
Really recognize what God wants and quickly respond to it.
When we Fix our attention on God and HIS WORD, we’ll be changed from the inside out.
The word of God cleanses our mind, will & emotions.
It convicts us of bad attitudes & motives and takes us out of darkness into light.
Israel first wandered in their hearts from God before they wandered in the desert for 40 years.
YOUR INTERNAL REALITY WILL BECOME YOUR EXTERNAL REALITY.
Renewing our mind means dressing our minds up with the word of God. Click To Tweet
“Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually].”
3 John 1:2 AMP
Really Understand What God Wants from Us and Do It
The Bible is God’s love letter to us. To understand what God wants from us we must be reading the word of God. It is His will for our lives.
The word of God is the will of God which is the only truth. God wants us to be progressively changed.
Gods word is truth & the truth will set us free. Click To Tweet
“This is the [remarkable degree of] confidence which we [as believers are entitled to] have before Him: that if we ask anything according to His will, [that is, consistent with His plan and purpose] He hears us.”
1 John 5:14 AMP
Focus on Godly Values and Ethical Attitudes
To get rid of wrong attitudes, ideas, desires, beliefs, motives, we must align our minds to the Word of God.
How do I align my mind to the word of God you say?
We replace every negative, ugly, bad thought with the word of God.
That is why reading the word of God daily & memorizing scriptures allows our minds to come into alignment with God’s mind and purposes for our lives.
To think like God and to get His perspective – we have to GET INTO THE WORD OF GOD by personally reading the Bible and allowing the word of God to mould and make us.
To renew my mind daily, I start the day with Bible reading.
I declare the word of God over my life, my mind, my child & other areas of my life.
Through out the day I cast down wrong thoughts that will fill my mind and replace them with God’s thoughts.
How do you renew your mind?
Do you have a Bible plan?
( My personal favorite is the You version Bible app- download now and start a plan)
” The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another “-