It is important to renew the mind to be able to see opportunities in life. When you got born again, your spirit, the real you, became born again; you, on the inside, were born anew, for that which is born of the spirit is spirit, and that which is born of the flesh is flesh (John 3:6). Man is a spirit being that has a soul and lives in a body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). To be born again is to be born anew in your spirit. The soul doesn’t get born again, but the spirit is. All the training in the flesh before you got born again is still in your mind, even after you got born again. The soul is to be renewed by the Word of God in order to come into alignment with the will of God. This is what the Bible talks about in Romans 12:2, which says that we should not be conformed to the world, but to be transformed by the renewing of the mind. Our mind is to be renewed by meditating in the Word. Why is this important? Romans 8:6 tells us that carnal mindedness is death, but spiritual mindedness is life and peace. Here “Life and peace” speaks of the result of keeping or nurturing a renewed mind, for God will keep you in perfect peace, when your mind stays on Him (Isaiah 26:3). You can see what God is showing you clearer and better with the renewed mind than you can with the unrenewed mind. In fact, it is impossible to know God’s will when the mind is not renewed. But you can know the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God with the renewed mind.
One way to train your mind to recognize opportunities is to learn to speak faith-filled words. You must stop saying words like, “I cannot do it” “I cannot have it” “I am not good enough.” Words that paint the picture of unworthiness, insufficiency, or lack of initiative render you weak and rob you of the ability to act wisely. Therefore, you must stop saying such words. Speak positively and affirmatively about yourself according to the Word. Say what God has said about you. It is important you talk the Word because your words control your mindset. When you say “I cannot”, your mind starts thinking impossibility, and that kind of thinking will rob you of the ability to take the initiative in sensitive matters of life; it disconnects your performance from your potentials. Therefore, we must always stay positive, standing in faith on God’s Word.
My Solid Front (Confession):
In the Name of Jesus, I declare that I consciously and intentionally train my mind to recognize opportunities. I always speak the right words, and I choose to see life the way God sees it. Amen.
Deuteronomy 30:11-14; Romans 10:5-10.