But lets face it, our minds are not wired this way. That is why Paul wrote that we should renew our minds. But how do we do that?
Romans 12:2 says,
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, in order to prove by you what is that good and pleasing and perfect will of God.
When I surrendered my life to God in June of 1981, my life changed and I became a new creation in Christ Jesus. But can I tell you… nothing happened to my mind! My mind didn’t get born again. It was my spirit that was re-created. My mind still thought like it always did, and let me tell you, some of my thoughts were not sanctified!
Renewing the mind is not something that happens at the new birth; it is a daily process that begins when you start feeding your mind on the Word of God. As you saturate yourself in the Word of God, your thinking will begin to change. Notice the emphasis on YOU. You must do this. You must discipline yourself to get into the Word. You must do it. Just hanging around the church is not going to do it. You must renew your mind. It is kind of like re-programming a computer. You must replace the old stuff, with the new stuff. Otherwise you will continue to get the same outcome! There has to be a renewal of the mind.
Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. . .
"Now, where is the Word to dwell? The Word is to dwell in our minds and in our hearts. The only way it can dwell in you richly is by meditating on it day and night. Just as physical food nourishes your body, the Word of God nourishes your mind and your heart. It keeps your mind and your heart fit. It keeps your mind and your heart strong and positive. If you are constantly reading the Word and hearing the Word of God, then you are going to have a mind that is renewed and thoughts that are under control. Satan cannot defeat you when your mind is renewed to the Word of God. He cannot keep you from succeeding when your mind is being fed the Word of God on a daily basis.
Begin each day my saying these words… and then acting on them:
“Today, I will meditate on the Word. I will think about what the Word says. The Word of God brings victory in my life. And, victory starts in my mind.”