“Reconstructing the Mind?”
When we speak about changing our minds, it carries with it the connotation of something existing permanently, but the content changes. For example, your skull contains your brain and your brain contains your thoughts. You cannot go to the store and buy a new skull with a new brain; you take the permanent skull and brain and you change the thought patterns that are there. This term is also called repentance.
Repent means to perceive afterwards; hence, it signifies to change one’s mind or purpose, and it always involves a change for the better. From the definition of repentance we can now fully understand Rom 12:2 – renewing the mind for the better life God originally had for us.
Many times believers walk away disappointed and frustrated because they want things done instantly. It is almost as if we live in the microwave age, and everything must happen quickly and instantly or else it is not God. On the contrary, God is here to stay in our lives, and renewing our minds involves building, setting foundation, and then building layer upon layer that causes what we build to remain.
Key: You will have to disconnect from doing things the old way – according to the world system
If we are going to have a prosperous mind we have to change our habits. Making a few adjustments would only benefit us in the long run. It is the bigger picture that enables us to embrace the changes that need to be implemented because we are now working toward fulfilling the God-purpose for our lives.
Power Thought: Today I will repent – I will change my mind for the better.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. ~Romans 12:2