Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind’ Romans 12:2
SOMETIMES WE try to excuse our negativity by saying, ‘It was just a thought, it didn’t mean anything.’ But it does! A wrong thought left to roam around in your mind can take root and grow into what the Holy Bible calls a ‘stronghold’ (see 2 Corinthians 10:4). And when a thought becomes that strong, it begins to control your outlook, your attitude, and your actions. That’s why the Holy Bible says, ‘BE TRANSFORMED (changed) by the (entire) RENEWAL OF YOUR MIND (by its new ideals and its new attitude)’ (Romans 12:2). Remember, where the mind goes, the man follows!
We all face challenges and difficulties in life. You might allow yourself to think thoughts such as ‘I just can’t take anymore,’ or ‘If one more thing happens I’m going to go over the edge!’ or ‘If things don’t change soon – I’m giving up!’
That kind of thinking prepares you to be defeated before you ever encounter a problem.
There is nothing strong, powerful, enabling, or victorious in thinking you will ‘ go over the edge’ or in deciding to give up.
Those are losing attitudes, not winning attitudes.
Instead you should think, ‘IF THE ATTACK IS THIS GREAT, then THE BLESSING THAT LIES BEYOND IS GREATER.’ Or,
‘IF SATAN IS ATTACKING ME THIS HARD, GOD MUST HAVE SOMETHING GOOD IN STORE FOR ME!
Become a person who is spiritually, emotionally, and mentally prepared for any challenge that crosses your path, and don’t allow yourself to be easily DISCOURAGED OR DEFEATED.
And you do that by ‘THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND’ with GOD’S WORD.