Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Changed My Mind

"...let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind." Romans 12:2 (GNB)

I think it is important to seek to understand what a mind changed by God looks like. It helps us to know what target we are aiming at and the discipline it will take for us to get there. The process of seeking wisdom in the midst of transformation adds increased reliance on God's ability to change us.

While this internal shift will look different for each of us, there are certain philosophical questions that may hold value for many people:
  • What lies do we no longer believe? 
  • What addictions no longer hold power over us? 
  • Where is the tangible difference in our marriages, parenting, and friendships? 
  • How is our level of integrity increased? 
  • How differently do we value other people and the work that God is doing in their lives? 
  • What battles do we no longer have to fight because we have been transformed? 
  • What vision of our future do we now have and how are we working towards this God-directed destiny?
The ultimate result of transformation is to become more similar to the likeness of Christ in thought, attitude, word and deed. We will not see the finish line here, but can gain confidence and comfort in knowing that each day of sacrificial humility to the will of God brings us closer to what we are intended to be.

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