Renewing The Mind part 3

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2 NKJV)

Last week we started talking about things we can do to renew our minds. They are:

  1. Desire to change
  2. Deepen your knowledge
  3. Diligently apply the truths you learn
  4. Defend against old thoughts
  5. Dissociate from the past
  6. Depend on God and others for support

We went over the first three now let's go through the last three.

4. Defend against old thoughts

We have to make a conscious decision to rebuke old thoughts. As we meditate on His Word and in Him this becomes faster and faster for us to do.

5. Dissociate from the past

It is hard to change our way of thinking if we keep doing the things we used to do. There may be some friends we have to let go if they are not willing to change.

6. Depend on God and others for support

We have to be dependent first of all in God because He will never leave us or forsake us. The Holy Spirit will give us discernment as to which relationships are beneficial to us. It is important to be connected with fellow believers.

It is important that we change our way of thinking. It is only done with the help of the power of the Holy Spirit.

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