Aug 7, 2022

Romans 12:2 (NLT)

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think…”

No individual or society can experience true lasting change until they change how they think. In fact, the reason some nations develop faster than others, is directly tied to the way their people think. The way we think determines the way we act. The way we think directs the way we relate with issues and people. Transformation cannot be forced from the outside. Transformation starts with a change in our thinking patterns. How I think and what I think about, form my perspectives, my habits, and my goals.

Therefore, our greatest need is not for God to transform us externally but to change our minds and affect how we think. If we will subject our minds to the Lord’s control, then there is hope for our personal and societal development. There can’t be any real spiritual progress until our minds come under the complete control of the Holy Spirit. When God has a tight grip on our thinking faculty, He has gained control of the central processes that drive our lives. Therefore, let’s not only focus on God changing our hearts and spirits; we need God to change our minds if we will ever experience any lasting growth and progress. Remember that this process of mind transformation requires our active cooperation, for the Spirit of God can only do the required work if we let Him.

“Oh Lord, take over my mind. Reign in it. Subdue it. Break it. Conform it. My entire pilgrimage depends on how much control You have over this rudder that guides my ship. Please, Lord, take it over completely. In Jesus name. Amen.”