“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
The mind is very influential. The mind or thoughts can be influenced on what is happening around it. Television, movies, internet, music, environment, etc. and the list could go on and on. These can influence and do influence the thought process. It is important to evaluate and limit negative impact by choosing those with positive messages. Sometimes even positive messages may not be the best.
The Word of God is to impact and influence the believer’s thinking not the world. The mind must be intentionally fed with the Bible, Christian music and the arts, and other Scriptural media. Protection of the thought life will protect actions from sin. All will be tempted, but the Holy Spirit helps in the weakness to show the way of escape. The goal is to have the mind of Jesus Christ.
Challenge: Believer, allow the Word of God to transform your mind into God’s will, to be like Christ Jesus!