The source of most problems we face is in the mind. There may be many circumstances in your life that appear to be the source of all your problems. The way in which you deal with those circumstances is rooted in your mind. If you try to change your attitudes and behavior without dealing with your basic mindset, the changes will only be temporary, and soon your mind will lead you into the same problems over again. Your mind is the control mechanism of your entire life.
KJV Proverbs 23:7
7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
KJV Proverbs 4:20-23
20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Retraining the mind takes time. Many people want to change if it happens right now! Change is not defined or confined by time, it is a process that must continue if the desired result is to be reached. Change is a lifestyle that we adopt and begin to function in for the rest of our lives. Renewing the spirit of your mind is not easy, but it is something that everyone can do with the power of the Holy Spirit, and it will produce lasting change.
First of all, we need to recognized that we are operating from negatively stored information, and change the abundance of our heart to thinking based on the principles of God
KJV Matthew 12:34
34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
How do we go about renewing our minds? Read Renewing The Mind part 2 next week.