A Word For You
Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes” - Romans 12:2 TPT
Your very personality is the expression of the contents and workings of your mind. In other words, who you are today is a function of your mind. Significant changes in your life stem from your mind. The three cardinal gifts of God – Eternal life, Righteousness, and the Holy Spirit – can’t be improved upon because they are perfect, but improvement in your character starts with your mind.
Understand that your reasoning doesn't change just because you're born again. It’s your responsibility to change it. That’s what we see in our theme scripture. Real transformation in the life of a Christian comes as a result of the renewal of his or her mind. It's God's word that can change your thinking and mental processes; otherwise, the same fears or issues that affected you before you got born again will continue to affect you. The scripture declares in Romans 10:17 that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word. Both faith and fear are produced by information; so the question is, how much of the Word do you allow into your heart to change your mindset? The real change comes from how submitted you are to the Word of God.
As a minister, don't get so preoccupied with other people’s faults or misdeeds that you neglect areas you might need to improve in yourself. Keep managing your mind with the Word to improve your value as an individual because the Lord can only walk with you to the extent that His Word affects your mind. God's word is a seed that you must plant in your heart for it to produce results in all that concerns you.
In your times of prayer and meditation, the word that the Lord brings to your spirit is also channeled to your mind. Soon enough your mind, your thoughts, your interests, and your priorities would be perfectly aligned with the Lord’s plans and purposes giving you lasting success and effectiveness in life and ministry.