Your life ultimately becomes what your inner thought life is which is why the Bible insists on offering yourself as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:2) because in this act of ‘worship’ your mind gets transformed into the very thought of God not only about you but about the world around you. This is important because ‘as you think, so you will become’. God wants to partner with you in transforming you, your life, and the world around you which you were meant to impact from the inside out. How can we know the Kingdom of God and experience the reality of it in our lives unless our minds, hearts and spirits have been exposed to it sufficiently to influence our inner psyche.
Science says we have a subconscious mind that when we are first born is like an empty canvas and overtime gets programmed by our life experiences and it is this part of our brain that cause us to act and react the way we do. This is why the Bible talks about ‘raising your children in the way they should go so when they grow up they will not depart from it’. It is an inner programme ng that becomes a automatic response and an interpretation to life. This is awesome if growing up you were exposed to the right things because then it means you are predisposed to succeed through those life lessons that you don’t pay much attention to but have formed your thinking to a state of mind that automatically gives you wisdom for life.
However, this becomes a problem if your life experiences growing up weren’t as wholesome because then at that point you are predisposed to a path in life that you may not want but you go on because that’s all your subconscious mind knows. To give an example, it is said that most women gravitate and get married to men who are like their fathers, the same can be true for men. This is good if your parents, either way, were the ultimate example of who a good father should be coz then your inner psyche has been programmed well. But if your experiences could have left much to be desired then your wiring is somewhat distorted and if left unchecked you will gravitate towards the same lifestyle you lived, but may not want, because this is what your mind is programmed for. This is why you’ld be amazed at how many women, for example, stay in abusive relationships because they have been pre-programmed to live like that, that’s their example of what love should look like.
The good news is that the grace of God becomes a level playing field, because all of us in one way or another have been tainted by the very existence of the sin nature in our world which has distorted life as God meant it to be for the human race, either directly or indirectly. So then given this background, renewing your mind then becomes quite critical if you are to be have all that God meant for you as you break the limitations from off your mind. This is because, the Word of God is beyond just inspiration but has in it inherent power to release you to the possibilities of the abundant life it talks about, so make sure to read the Word consistently and overtime, you’ll begin to see a change in you that was not there before.