I had been a Christian for decades before I started to grasp an understanding of what it means to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. In this post, we’ll dive into Romans 12:2 and cover what it means to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, why it’s important to renew your mind, and how to renew your mind according to the Bible.
The enemy comes to steal our joy, kill our peace and destroy our identity. But don’t despair. Scripture says “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Once we are aware of the enemy’s tactics, we can fight them head on.
Where are you today? Are you battle weary? Or are you regaining your strength after having fought the good fight? Are you searching for meaning in your suffering? I want to encourage you to hang in there. Stick it out. Don’t give up. I’ve been in the trenches, fighting a battle I didn’t see coming and I didn’t want to entertain. To make matters worse, I’ve seen this enemy before. A different face maybe, but similar tactics and all-too-familiar lies. What I’ve learned is there is sometimes a lesson in the pain. Our battles are not always for us.
Sometimes life takes a fast, unexpected curve, tossing us back and forth with uncertainty. When life becomes uncertain or threatens to fall apart, you can give up or heed the call to trust God more.
How many times have you been in darkness without a plan to make it through it? Maybe you’ve faced challenges financially, with relationships or in health. In this situation, I was literally in the dark. But I realized that trusting God in the dark is very much like getting ready in the dark. You can’t see Him but you have to believe anyway.