It is not God’s will for Believers to be defeated. To live successfully, we must be transformed by the entire renewal of our minds. However,
learning is not necessarily changing. We are successful in life when we
act on the things we have learned.

  1. Go through the process and be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).
    1. The measure of thought and study you give to the truth will be the measure that comes back to you (Mark 4:24).
      1. Living victoriously as Christians requires change.
      2. Become a student of the Bible.
      3. God’s Word is a lamp; reproofs of instruction are the way of life (Proverbs 6:23).
      4. When faced with any situation or challenge, apply the Word of God.
      5. Locate and understand your thoughts; know where you are in the process of renewing of your mind.
      6. Know how far you have to go.
  2. Implant the Scriptures inside your mind to implant something means to place it inside, on purpose (James 1:21, AMP).
    1. Many Believers think according to society’s standards.
      1. However, God wants us to think according to His standards, not the norms of society.
      2. When we transform our minds, we do so by reading and studying His Word.
      3. We begin to think how He thinks.
      4. Renewing the mind is a lifetime process because the old way of thinking will surface from time to time.
      5. However, learn to recognize those thoughts that contradict God’s Word and standards.
      6. Separate yourself from your unrenewed, ungodly way of thinking (Ephesians 4:21-24, AMP).
  3. Like blind Bartimaeus, sometimes we have to be desperate for change (Mark 10:46-52, AMP).
    1. As Jesus walked with a crowd, blind Bartimaeus cried a desperate cry, begging Jesus to have mercy on him.
      1. Many people told him to be quiet, but he cried out even louder until Jesus heard him.
      2. Jesus called for him, asking “…What do you want me to do for you?”(Mark 10:51, AMP).
      3. Jesus knew what the blind man wanted, but He wanted to see his faith.
      4. Bartimaeus had faith that his situation could be changed, and, as a result, he received his sight.
  4. Keys to renewing the mind.
    1. Become aware of how you are thinking.
    2. Be aware of how you should think.
    3. Focus your thoughts on God’s thoughts.
    4. Practice thinking the thoughts of God until they are your own.
    5. Apply the thoughts of God to your everyday life.

Scripture References:

  • Romans 12:2
  • Mark 4:24
  • Proverbs 6:23
  • James 1:21, AMP
  • Ephesians 4:21-24, AMP
  • Mark 10:46-52, AMP