Here’s why you need to renew your mind

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Man is the greatest creature of God, but his ability to see his true self has been clouded by circumstances around him. What you have inside of you is worth more than the creation of the earth itself. #quote  

A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind ~ James Allen  

A man’s mind is very powerful. Through the power of the mind, you can reach anywhere you want to in less than a second. You can have a glimpse into the future; you can see, build, create and do whatever you wish in your mind. You can enter anywhere and do anything without restrictions unless you place them. It is said that you cannot overuse your mind, but it is always underused. It has the capacity to accommodate all the thoughts, ideas and imaginations you will need through your lifetime. It can never be saturated, and there are so many things you need to accomplish through it that are still waiting. I believe it’s some sort of a powerhouse.

Everything about you stems from your mind and so if you use it accordingly, you can do anything. It’s also a battlefield for contending influences. This is the reason why God, as well as the enemy seeks to influence your mind. One great capability you have as a human being is to achieve great things with the power of your mind. But what happens when your mind is full of “unworthy” thoughts?  

God had originally created man to live in a conducive environment where he could do and accomplish all He wanted him to, but sin corrupted it. Paul said to the Romans that human beings did not retain the knowledge of God in their minds, and that is why they were corrupt. If our minds are full of corrupted information​, that’s the same they will give to us. And so if the source of our thoughts is not correct, our thoughts are incorrect and our conclusions and beliefs are erratic, defective and contaminated. The result is a life of error and limitations. And this is where many of us are. This is the greatest obstacle to living the kind of life God created us to live.  

The quality of life you live is directly proportional to the quality of the food you feed your mind. What you input is what you output. You don’t feed your mind with trash and expect to be productive. If you want to know who you really are and live the kind of life God created you to live, you must feed your mind with the right information. Realising who you are and living a life of victory means correcting what you have heard and accumulated in your mind throughout the years. Because much of what you have in your mind; that which you have heard, embraced, accommodated and accepted to be true, has negatively affected your self image and influenced your life in a negative way.  

Your thoughts and beliefs generally come from what you internalize from your environment, you become what you learn, listen to and take in. This is what programs our minds and makes us think as we think of ourselves. Personal belief is a manual for operating  your mind. Your belief system molds your mind and forms the bulk of you.

Monroe puts it this way: You are what you believe. Your thoughts create your beliefs. Your beliefs​ create your convictions. Your convictions create your attitude, your attitude controls your perception, and your perception dictates your behavior. What you truly believe about creates your world. Remember that no one can live beyond the limits of his or her beliefs. In other words, your life is what you think it should be.  

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7a NKJV  

You might have grown up with the right or wrong beliefs in your mind, which have greatly influenced your life in a negative and limiting way. And the truth is that you cannot rise above the plane of your mental conditioning. To change your life, you must change your mind.  

The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace ~ Romans 8:6

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will ~ Romans 12:2

You must discover the truth of God, because only through it will you get transformed. Truth will free you from any form of error, false information and corruption. Failure to erase, delete or replace the old information with the new (God’s word) will cause you to remain on the same level and never live to fulfill God’s plans for you. A mind that is devoid of God’s truth is a mind full ‘death’. This means that whatever emanates from such a mind brings nothing but ‘death’ in a person’s life. So what do we need? We need the original knowledge from God.

The real reason why Satan succeeded in deceiving Eve was because he manipulated the word of God. He gave Eve corrupted word. What God had given man was original knowledge, but the enemy manipulated it for his own selfish reasons, and he still does it today. Many of us may think we have the right information, but we may be shocked to learn that what we have has been tampered with. It’s amazing because when you buy a product, it always has a seal that says, “if seal is broken or has been tampered with, don’t accept or use it”. This is what many of us don’t seem to understand. We need God’s original knowledge for us to be able to function as we were originally meant to. Unless we receive the original knowledge from God of who we really are, we will only exist but lack real life.