The mind is one of your strongest muscles. Its learning capacity is untapped. As a human, you have a choice of what you want to put into those memory banks. That can be a challenge living in today’s world, where you are being bombarded with ungodly images. Paul shows you a way to renew your mind and, in the process, transform your life.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Discipline Leads to Your Destiny
A lot of Christians are more interested in the destiny that God has for them than they do the discipline required to reach that destiny. In verse one of Romans 12, Paul tells us that our greatest form of worship is to be a “living sacrifice.” That means we sacrifice our wants and desires to be a servant to whatever Jesus needs of us. He continues in verse two by telling us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind so that we won’t be conformed to this world.
Fight Back the Barrage
What does it mean to be transformed? In the Greek, it gives us the picture of a butterfly going through metamorphosis. While we are bombarded with images that this world wants to influence us with, we can fight that by renewing our minds with the Word of God. A constant diet of Scripture will change your mind into a fertile field of wisdom and knowledge, which will, in turn, lead you to make the right decision.
Renew Your Mind
You present yourself as acceptable to God when you choose to be a living sacrifice and renewing your mind. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you into opportunities to serve. Challenge yourself with a good book of spiritual giants who have come before you. Cultivate the habit of daily Bible reading, where you systematically read through the whole Bible. These simple steps will begin the process of renewing your mind.