Root Problem – Renewing the Mind
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind
Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed (changed) by the renewing of your mind
God has provided a way to free us from our old corrupted belief system. God tells us to no longer walk or live by the same futile way of thinking. He has given us His Word, so we can change our beliefs and experience healing and change in our lives. How do we do this:
be transformed by the renewing of your mind
how to get rid of negative thoughts
1. Find scriptures in what the Lord has to say about you. His love for you, his thoughts over you, etc.
2. Meditate on God’s Word as truth.
3. When you have a thought opposite of God’s belief over you, then cast down the vain imagination according to 2 Corinthians 10:5.
4. 4. Take scriptures and quote God’s Word and truth over the lie from the enemy.
That means recognizing the lies we believe, renouncing and rejecting the lies, and replacing the lies with God’s truth; and redirecting our thoughts to reflect our new beliefs.
This is how you put out the fiery darts from the lies of the enemy. This is how change takes place as we allow God to renew our minds (beliefs).
Remember the Lord loves you so much and you are the apple of his eye – Psalm 17:8. You are his creation – Romans 1:20. He is the king of the universe and so you are royal priesthood – 1 Pet. 2:9. Also, he does not make junk.
overcoming negative thoughts
You see we must reject those false beliefs (lies from the enemy) before the truth can change our lives. The more you stand on God’s word the more His word will become truth. But it takes action from you to apply God’s word to put out those lies called fiery darts – Ephesians 6:10-16.
The root problems is our corrupted belief system; however, we don’t have to continue believing these lies.
The process of renewing our minds is not a matter of deep introspection nor is it a matter of just replacing our negative thoughts (projected from Satan’s kingdom) with positive ones. Renewing the mind involves relating to God and depending on Him to reveal the lies and teach us what is true.
It is the work of the Holy Spirit that renewal is possible. Removing lies of the enemy and renewing the mind with the Word of God, should bridge your relationship better with him.
John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things…
John 16:13 “But when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth.
When we renew our minds, the result is peace because God’s truth always brings peace. But it brings healing and deliverance of our mind, will and emotions. When our mind, will and emotions are healed then our behavior changes as well. Not only that, how you think about God, others and self is transformed.
Allowing the truth of God’s Word to change our belief system does not alter our past, but it will transform our lives and give us hope and wisdom for the future.
Many times self pity is the super glue to hold you in bondage to your past and not able to move forward in the high callings of God and purposes. Through God’s Word as truth, can free us to not live in self pity.
Self pity is a form of unforgiveness towards others. It is not tearing up the debt of what others did to you. This is a good time to ask the Lord to search your heart of anyone you have not forgiven. You see unforgiveness brings separation between you, others and God.
Remember, God is always present, full of compassion and grace, and willing to heal our broken hearts and lives from the past. He desires more than we do to fill our lives with His hope, joy and peace. The past issues of unforgiveness, false lies robs you from the quality of life that Jesus promises.
by: Traci Morin
1. What behaviors or habits in your life are contributing to your problem?
2. How is your behavior affecting your relationships with others?
3. What prevailing thoughts are running through your mind (remember not all our thoughts are our own) when you think about your unique problem?
4. Name one significant negative life experience that has shaped what you believe about yourself.
5. List the beliefs formed from that life experience:
a. Who am I? ___________________________________
b. Whom can I trust? ________________________________
c. What is good or bad? ________________________________
d. What am I worth? ______________________________
e. What is my purpose in life? _______________________________
6. How have these beliefs been reinforced over the years?
7. How are these beliefs still manifested in your thoughts, emotions, behaviors and relationships?