â€˜Changeâ€™ is the catchword that Barak Obama used in his election campaign. And it fetched him the prestigious position of the President of United States of America. Why? Because people love change!
Change is a fundamental component of our lives. We love positive change. One of the keys that the Bible provides us for success is â€˜changing the way we thinkâ€™. It is simply changing our thoughts according to God’s Word.
In Romans 12:2 (NLT) we read, â€œDon’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect His will really isâ€.
Changing your mind is a daily process. Before you start your daily schedule, it is good to consult with God about what you are supposed to do regarding that day’s schedule. He will give you the right counsel from His Word.Â When you change your thinking according to God’s Word, you will taste victory even though you may face some challenges. As you set your mind to follow Godâ€™s instruction, you will be able to come up in life as God wants you to be.
Galatians 5:17 says that the sinful nature in man loves to do evil which is just opposite to what the Holy Spirit desires. And the Spirit of God gives us desires that are opposite to what the sinful nature craves for.
Even after you are born again, you can have the old way of thinking. That is why the Bible exhorts to change your mind daily. As Godâ€™s child, you have access to His Presence. He will speak to you from His Word. He will never let you down.Â In fact, God desires His children to enjoy progress in life. He doesnâ€™t want you to be stuck on the same old level. So He is not to be blamed if you don’t experience progress. It may be that you are still having the same old thinking.
For example, jealousy can be a factor that stops your progress. Therefore choose to rejoice in the progress of others. Have good thoughts about them. Encourage them and thank God for their progress so that you will start seeing progress in your life too.
Learn to walk in the counsel of the Holy Spirit. He will help you to protect your mind from being contaminated by the behavior and customs of the world.Â Changing your thinking according to Godâ€™s Word is the foundation for success. Once you do so, you will be able to bring fruitful changes into every area of â€˜your worldâ€™. And that, in turn, brings progress and growth in to your life!
– – – By Joe Abraham & Ancy Joe
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