Have you ever heard the phrase 'old habits die hard'? Over the weekend I did some rearranging in my bedroom. There was a standing fan on my side of the bed that was right in my path to the bathroom. I moved the fan so it was out of the way. However, for the past three days I've had to be SO intentional about not avoiding the fan.
The fan is not in my way, I know the fan is not in my way, however I have been walking around this fan for so long that my actual body is fighting what my minds knows to be true- the fan is no longer there.
"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 NKJV
As soon as this happened this morning, I was reminded of this scripture. I like how this translation says "renewing". It's not a one and done. I don't believe that we will be plagued to repeat the same sins over and over but I do believe that in order to get to a place where that temptation is no longer rooted in our hearts we will have to renew our mind daily. Seek God daily. Seek His heart daily. Allow Him to pour into us daily.
What does this look like realistically? I find myself getting frustrated that my children are not listening, to the point that I will yell to get their attention. When I reach that point I feel like a failure as a mom and they often feel hurt that I've yelled. Lately, I've been taking times to cry out to God in those moments, "Holy Spirit, I need Your wisdom in this moment because I am at a lose."
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
When we seek, we will find our answers in God. He will reset the muscle memory of our lives. He will transform us.
God, today, in this moment, be with me. Help me to seek You, seek out Your ways. I want my mind to be made new. I want my life to be transformed. Help me to become a light that hurting people in the world are drawn to for hope not because of who am but because they see Jesus through the way I live. Amen.
A New Identity
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