If you want to change your life, then you need to draw on the wisdom of God, renew your mind, and change your focus. The Bible is full of wisdom and guidance on how to change your life for the better.
From the very beginning, God has given us the ability to choose our path and make changes in our lives. However, in order to truly see lasting change, you must draw on the wisdom of God, renew your mind, and change your focus.
Drawing on the Wisdom of God
Proverbs 3:5–6 says, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." This verse reminds you that in order to change your life, you must first trust in God and not rely on your own understanding.
God's wisdom is far greater than your own, and He has a plan for your life. When you trust in Him and seek His guidance, He will direct your paths towards true and meaningful change.
Another important aspect to consider when drawing on the wisdom of God is seeking His counsel through prayer. James 1:5 tells us, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraidth not; and it shall be given him." Often, you try to make changes in your life on your own without seeking guidance from God. However, by taking the time to pray and seek His wisdom, you open yourself up to receiving His direction and guidance in your decision-making.
Renewing Your Mind
Romans 12:2 says, "And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God."
In order to truly change your life, you must first change your way of thinking. This verse reminds us that the world's ways of thinking are not aligned with God's ways.
In order to see lasting change, you must renew your mind by aligning your thoughts with God's truth and principles. This can be achieved through reading and studying the Bible, meditating on God's word, and surrounding yourself with positive and uplifting influences. When you renew your mind with God's truth, you begin to see yourself, your circumstances, and your relationship in a different light. This leads to a change in your attitude and behavior, ultimately resulting in a changed life.
Changing Your Focus
Another important aspect of changing your life is changing your focus. Too often, our focus is on ourselves and our own wants and needs. However, the Bible instructs you to have a different focus.
Philippians 2:3–4 says, "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind, let each esteem others better than themselves. Look, not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."
One way to change your focus is to serve others. As you shift your focus from yourself to those around you, you begin to see the needs and struggles of others and can offer your help and support. This not only brings joy and fulfillment to your own life but also has a positive impact on the lives of those around you.
Additionally, you must also focus on God and His plans and purposes for your life. As you seek to align your will with His, He will guide you towards the changes you need to make.
Proverbs 16:9 says, "A man's heart devises his way, but the Lord directs his steps." When our focus is on God, He will direct our steps towards a transformed life according to His will.
In conclusion, if you truly want to change your life for the better, you must draw on the wisdom of God, renew your mind, and change your focus. By trusting in God, seeking His wisdom, renewing your mind with His truth, and shifting your focus from yourself to others and Him, you open yourself up to experiencing true and lasting change. As you continue to seek God and His guidance, He will transform you into the person He has called you to be, and your life will never be the same again.
(c) Apostle Jonas Clark
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