The Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians that we need to change our minds when our thoughts do not align with the truth. The process to change one thought is to replace the lie with truth.
Do you remember the last time you changed your mind? Maybe it was changing your outfit a couple of times this morning being indecisive on what to wear. Maybe it was changing your mind on your entree choice just after the waitress took your order. Maybe it was changing your mind on the perfect birthday or Christmas gift for a dear friend. Changing your mind over clothes, food, and gifts are not life changing but there is a circumstance when to change your mind is powerful.
The Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). Paul was saying we need to change our minds when our thoughts do not align with the truth. There are times when a lie from the enemy spins in our mind and the thought patterns wage war within us to keep us from living in the victory of Christ and His resurrection. As believers we have the power through Christ to change our minds! The process to change one thought is to replace the lie with truth.
Change your mind from the thought of defeat to “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
Change your mind from the thought of no value to “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:13-14).
Change your mind from fear and failure to “the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in me” (Romans 8:11).
Change your mind from pity to “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18).
Next time you change your coffee order be reminded of how quick that change happened. Changing your mind to the truth of Christ will allow you to live in the freedom He so freely gives.
By Mika Edwards
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