God Wants to Change Your Mind
How many of our prayers ask God to change our circumstances, rather than our minds or hearts? Probably 90% of them. It’s easier to blame the circumstance—the job, the boss, the employees, the marriage, the pastor, the friends, or the kids. It’s easier to brush off any challenges onto something external rather than internal. But God wants to work within you first. Transformation will NEVER happen in your life until you can change your mind and heart.
Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” The mind is a very powerful tool and gift from God, and every thought we think transcends into an action that either positively or negatively impacts ourselves and others. If we’re stuck in a negativity rut or our minds are filled with sinful thoughts, eventually, these will manifest in our daily actions.
Paul explains it this way in Romans 7:22-23, “For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me.”
Because your brain is such a powerful and wonderful asset from God, Satan continues to work to gain access to it. How you think and what you focus on either allows Satan open-door access, or it keeps him solidly locked out. You ultimately decide by “changing your mind” and keeping God at the forefront of it.
So how do you do this?
Many Christians struggle with this issue, especially in our highly technological world. We’re bombarded with contrary Christian information daily, making taking control of our thoughts essential! So how do you prime your mind for more Godly thoughts? Through daily prayer, devotional and Bible study, and meditation. I’m not saying it will be easy, but going to God in prayer and saying, “God, change my mind and heart so I can begin to change my circumstances” is the first and most crucial step.
WE DEMOLISH ARGUMENTS AND EVERY PRETENSION THAT SETS ITSELF UP AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND WE TAKE CAPTIVE EVERY THOUGHT TO MAKE IT OBEDIENT TO CHRIST.