Summary: “Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2 NLT)
Revolutionize Your Thinking and Transform Your Life.
“Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2 NLT)
Change is something that happens around us and to us all the time. 7 billion human beings share this in common: we all have to face change. Our lives are in a constant state of transition. Life is always moving forward; nothing ever remains the same. Change comes to all of us--whether we prepare for it or not. How we deal with those inevitable changes--no matter what the source--determines whether they will ultimately be a positive or negative force in our lives. Yet most people don't like or govern change successfully and constructively
As we go through life, our bodies change, our families change, our neighborhoods change, our jobs change, our attitudes change, our lives change. We know that God wants to transform us by the renewing of our minds…what does that mean? Why do we need to change the way we think? Our thoughts tie into everything. How we view God, ourselves, and others. How we process information, circumstance, joy, and pain. Bible says "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)
Our thinking shapes our worldview and perspective and on the flip side our worldview and perspective shape our thinking as well. A truly magnificent change is possible if we, "with God" have desire to do the changing. We take the initiative and God will do the completion. We'll do our best and God will do the rest. Filling our thoughts with godly truths and principles are vital. Let God transform you by changing the way you think. Let God-ordained change be initiated to the world through you. View times of transition from God’s perspective. Find tremendous opportunities for personal growth and fulfillment. Change comes to all of us, whether we prepare for it or not. Don’t let it derail you, but discover the principles that enable you to put the positive power of change into service in your life.
Institutions are constantly changing, perhaps in response to events or process improvements, and the introduction of new technology, organizational restructuring or mergers. The greatest challenge for leaders are often to achieve the behavioral shift that is often required to achieve the planned benefits, even when it is recognized that change is required. Change management needs to be practiced for some time, to ensure sustainability. Lasting cultural shift will only be achieved through clear leadership, creative planning, and skilful communication and by developing a coherent strategy that will drive and sustain real change. There are a lot of things pulling at us in life… many times others are driven by their own motives to want us to do certain things, behave or act certain ways because they want something from us or for us. God’s Word is a great resource for us to determine what is good, acceptable and perfect in our lives because He wants what is ultimately best for us.
To live differently, we must think differently, to think differently, we must have a purpose and passion to change and it does not easily happen, we must make deliberate choice daily. Bible shows us how to change and improve our selves to become what God wants. Jesus said the same thing in John, "you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:32). First we should not allow ourselves to be poured into the world's mold. This will only cause us to look like the world, to act like the world and to talk like the world. Instead we should be transformed by renewing our minds with what God has said. The only way to replace the error of the world’s way of thinking is to replace it with God’s truth, and the only infallible source of God’s truth is found in his revealed word, the Bible. There are no shortcuts. There is no magic formula for renewing our minds. We must fill our minds with God’s word. As Jesus prayed to the Father, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17).
Many people struggle with change and crisis in life, especially in our highly technological world, but taking control of our thoughts is essential. Proverbs 4:23 says, "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." The Bible has much to say about the heart of man. The word “heart” in the New King James Version of the Bible is found 835 times in 775 verses. When the Bible speaks of the human heart it is speaking of the mind of a man, a man’s will, a man’s emotions or feelings, a man’s conscience, or any given combinations of these. However, the word may also have reference to the whole inner being of man combining all these elements into the one whole that makes up the man. The “heart” includes the mind and all that proceeds from it. Someone said that every sin we commit, we commit twice, once in our thoughts and again when we act upon those thoughts. It is easier to rid our lives of sin if we attack it at this fundamental thought level rather than waiting for it to become rooted in our lives by our actions and then try to pull it out.