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
A person’s mind is a powerful thing. It can control how a person acts very quickly. It can give a person power to do something, or has the power to keep a person from doing something.
It is the mind that thinks about fear of something. Many people throughout the world live in a constant spirit of fear. It could be fear of failure, fear of letdown, or fear of others. When there is fear, it paralyzes a person from getting something done that needs to be done.
After fear is the thought that one can do anything on his own. Many people in this world believe this way. They feel that they have full control of their own lives and their own destinies.
God does not want His people to have any fear, because He is perfect love and perfect love casts out all fear. And God does not want anyone to do anything completely on his own.
God is seeking a relationship with all people. He wants to be with them to guide them and strengthen them. God wants His people to lean on Him and trust Him.
There are many believers who struggle with fear and with the belief that they can do everything on their own. They are not relying upon God.
In order to change this, there must be a transforming of the mind, a change of the way the mind is thinking. This can only be done by actively focusing upon God and allowing Him to change the mind.
Knowing God’s word will allow the believer to change his mind to what God is saying, not what the world is saying. It will allow God’s love to penetrate the mind and transform the way it is thinking. Fear will be pushed out. Selfishness will be pushed out.
As you look at your life, think about how you think. What is your mind focusing on? Is it focusing on the failures, mistakes, others, or fear of failure?
Or is your mind focused on God and His power, abilities, love, and faithfulness?
Do not allow your thinking to be like the world’s thinking. Allow God to change your way of thinking.
I pray today that you will know God’s word; that you will allow the Holy Spirit to guide your life; that you will allow God to change the way you think; and that you will know God’s perfect love and faithfulness to you.