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Renewing Your Mind


Have you had difficulty living for God? All of us have problems serving God; Satan makes sure of that. And all of us sin from time to time. But some find it so difficult to correct old habits that they become discouraged and quit trying.

If that is your case, I suggest you give careful consideration to your attitude. The Bible teaches that a change of life must begin with a change of heart. “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life” - Proverbs 4:23.

What kind of person do you want to be? How do you want to live? What you become is basically determined by how you think. If you think you cannot serve God, you won´t. If you think the temptations are too great, they will be. But if you determine to be faithful and if you trust God in your heart, then you can be faithful. 1 Corinthians 10:13 promises that God will help you overcome every temptation. But you must keep your thinking straight.

Some people, when they sin, blame it on their circumstances. “Society is to blame for my problem.” “May parents didn´t raise me right.” “The temptation was too great.” And so we blame everyone but ourselves, and we continue to sin.

But God denies these excuses in Romans 12:2: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing your mind...” You can overcome the world. But to do so you must renew your mind: learn to think differently. And you must keep your eye on the goal. Colossians 3:1,2 says: “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”

Proper attitudes and proper goals are key to serving God successfully.

For more information on this subject, please visit our Bible Instruction web site at www.gospelway.com/instruct/ and study our in-depth articles there about God helps with your troubles, and the meaning and purpose of life.


(c) Copyright David E. Pratte, 2/2007

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