Renew Your Mind Daily

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. Romans 12:2

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day 2 Corinthians 4:16

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me -Psalm 51:10

I always pondered these scriptures and took them to heart. I wanted a renewed mind, I wanted wholeness I wanted revival. But I didn’t understand the gravity of this until I fully realized the power of the mind.  

My mind would not let me go forward until I went back. I know it sounds crazy but after tragedy, heartbreak, change, disappointments, LIFE, it’s a crazy thing. I was in a place of panic, anxiety and despair and I reached my breaking point. I reached that point where my mind could not go any further in the the state that it was in.

I needed to go through the 5 stages of grief first before I could press on. Maybe some people stay stuck here and maybe I could have too, but I refused. I have always read books on renewing my mind, I have read scriptures about it and memorized them, but to truly live it was a whole another game.  This is the crazy thing, my mind would not let me go forward. I had to humble myself, and go through the process of mourning before I could pick myself back up and continue on.

I used to have these moments a few years ago, where I would wake up from a nap or night of sleep and I would have to pinch myself, asking “is this really my life?” It can’t be, did my husband really get blown up by suicide car bomb? Do I really have 3 kids, did we really move a bazillion times over the last couple years? I would just drive on but eventually it caught up to me and it was my mind telling me that it needed to be renewed.

There is no roadmap, no direct and perfect way to do this, but I do believe that it has something to do with humility and being willing and open to change.

One of the best places to start is by reaching out and seeking assistance, calling mentors, getting counseling and finding people who push you to get stronger, after all, we were not meant to do this journey alone, it’s how we were beautifully and wonderfully made. God has made us creative and incredibly adaptive, we can fall down and get back up a million times and we have each other to help along the way.

Last time I checked Jesus was the last perfect person to walk this earth, so no one else is going to get this right 100{09955c5b13d169fc0e50fbab311d7cb4b7f84f4af95d065179af8f7070946392} of the time, but seek renewing with your whole heart. I work on this everyday, sometimes minute by minute, and I’m so glad God created me the way he did, I know now the tools and steps to take to move forward and I love seeking, praying and daily renewing my spirit and mind to continue to grow and be better than I was yesterday.  

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