Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
As we travel through life, one of the goals for many of us is renewing and improving our lives. In order to do this, we have to have a mind-set that will definitely work towards that goal. Sometimes it is difficult to make needed changes that will improve the quality of our lives, but we can make small changes over a period of time. The following are a few ideas we can embrace in order to renew our minds and have the meaningful life that is in God’s will.
Pray ceaselessly. There is nothing that will help renew our minds like praying on a regular basis. When we commune with God on a regular basis we become the people that He wants us to be. Every good and worthy change in our lives begins with prayer.
Focus your mind on the right things. In the world today, there are so many distractions that can lead us to do and think about things that are not Godly. Being willing to help and show compassion towards others is an example of focusing our minds on something worthy and Godly.
Pay attention to the thoughts going through your mind. If we fill our minds with unpleasant thoughts, anger, revenge, and hate, our actions can very well follow. We can prepare to eliminate any thoughts from our minds that are not Godly and advance the goal of renewing our minds.
Join a group that can help you reach your goal.
The saying “birds of a feather flock together” is so true. As you renew your mind, being around people who have the same values that you are striving for can be a big support as you strive towards your goal.
Renewing your mind is a lifelong process. But as you travel through this life, with prayer, God will continue to show you the path that is pleasing to Him.