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 (NIV)
The Bible reminds us that the way we think in our heart makes up who we are (Proverbs 23:7). Our thoughts can control our actions and attitudes. We have the ability to renew our minds by controlling what we think about. We can choose to think like the world around us or we can think about godly things. Philippians 4:8 tells us this: Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. It’s time to change the way you think.
God, thank you for giving me the ability to control my thoughts and reminding me how important they are. Show me the areas where I need to change the way I think. Help me to replace my thoughts with ones that will help me know your good, pleasing and perfect will. In Jesus’ name. Amen.