Romans 12:2 (NKJV) “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
The mind is defined as “The human consciousness that originates in the brain and is manifested especially in thought, perception, emotion, will, memory, and imagination”. The mind is conditioned through our learning and experiences we go through. So the sum total of a person’s thought life is based on what they have learned and what they have experienced. This in turn affects our emotions, our reactions to situations, our ability to relate with others, how we interact at work, with family and with loved ones.
After the sin of Adam, the world was cursed, and everything has since been moving to a place of destruction (Rom.8:21-22). This in turn is the world that shapes the experiences of many people. To learn from a decaying system, will mean mental decadence and ultimately a debauched mind. This is why we are asked to renew our minds. At New Birth, the spirit of a man is recreated, a brand new heart is given (Ezek.36:26), but the old mind still remained, which had learned corrupt ways of thinking and acting (Eph.4:17-19). That’s why saved people still have wrong desires; it’s because of un-renewed minds. A renewed mind will help present one’s body as a living sacrifice (R0m.12:1-2).
Your heart will constrain you on wrong attitudes. Learn new attitudes, and experiences from the Word of God. If you stick with the Word and diligently follow and practice all that’s in it, you will learn new experiences. Make the Bible the standard for your thought life, and you will in turn know what God’s perfect will is for your life, not only that, you will enjoy His will for your life.
Scriptures to Meditate: Josh. 1:8, Eph.4:17-22, Jam. 1:21, 1 Joh.5:19