Renewing

“Don’t submit to the mindsets or imitate the character of this world, but rather let God transform how you think. With a renewed mind, you can know God’s will for you, and live in agreement with every good, satisfying, and life-completing word” (Romans 12:2, paraphrased).

Renewing your mind with God doesn’t make you immune from problems, or prevent others from making bad choices that affect you. But it does refuse to let fear, pain, hopelessness, offense, and the expectations of others control it. It lets you see yourself and others as God does, and finds ways to express faith, hope, and love in every situation.

Your invitation from the Holy Spirit is to nurture one good thought—one God thought—after another, until they become a mindset like his, and create an atmosphere around you in which others can renew their minds too.

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