Renewing My Mind

Romans 12:2 says "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will.

I want my life to be pleasing to God. I want to be in His will. I want to know what His will is. But....the only way that can happen is by renewing my mind. So, what does that mean? According to the dictionary, renew means "to become new or as if new again" "to revive, reestablish". When I first became a Christian, everything I said and did revolved around what Christ did for me. I wanted to tell everyone. I was excited. I prayed and sought hard after God. My mind was focused....on HIM. It is essential that I renew my mind daily and make it new again......just like the first day of my salvation.

This past week I had a family committment that I was not so excited to be a part of. I didn't want to go. I had a bad attitude and complained about my situation. In the middle of this time....being where I wasn't thrilled to be....it hit me that I had not renewed my mind. I had allowed my feelings to dominate my thoughts and lost sight of the ways that God might possibly want to use me to minister to our family. What if I would have attended that event with God's heart? What if I missed an opportunity to share Christ, because I was so focused on ME?

It's easy to get caught up in how we feel and what we think we want. It's so easy to get our eyes OFF the Savior and ON our situations and circumstances. When we keep focused by renewing our minds, we find ourselves at peace....and maybe even sharing that with someone else. And that is what it's all about!

Lord, help me to keep my eyes ever upon YOU!




Comments

Clary said…
I'm watching you Wisowski, always watching you. I'll comment on your blog in person, if you read this. Let me knowwwwwww. Clary
Laura said…
Wow! This is great, Joy! You sound so ... pastoral!

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