The mind is a powerful tool, but it can also be a fragile one. It’s easy for our minds to get stuck in loops of anxiety and fear, which can result in depression and other mental health disorders. However, you don’t have to be plagued by these problems forever! In this post, I will discuss some simple ways you can renew your mind so that you can live a happier life.
How Do We Renew Our Minds
1. The new person you are becoming is free from the power of sin
You are free. You are free from the power of sin, you are free from the law, and you are free from condemnation. You are also no longer bound to your fleshly desires and emotions, nor do you have to be concerned with what other people think about you or what others might say about your life choices. The world is not your master anymore; it is not even your friend! You belong only to God now; He will be your everything for all eternity.
You have been set apart by God so that nothing can separate you from His love! This means that there is absolutely nothing in heaven or on earth that can come between us and our relationship with Him (Romans 8:38-39). Nothing at all can separate us from His love—not tribulation, distress, or persecution (Romans 8:35-39). Not even death itself will destroy this bond between us and Christ Jesus who loved me while I was still an enemy (Romans 5:8-10).
When we accept Christ as Savior we become a new person in Him! We begin a journey into our true identity as sons and daughters of God who were made for royalty here on earth but whose real home is always going to be in heaven with Him forevermore as part of His family!!!
2. The new person you are becoming is a child of God and is loved and accepted by Him
The Bible teaches us that we are children of God. This means that when you become a Christian, God adopts you as His own child. He loves and accepts you, regardless of your past or who you are currently. He also gives all Christians an inheritance as heirs with Christ. As an heir with Christ, this means that at some point in the future (the Second Coming), Christians will receive their inheritance from God which will include eternal life (1 John 5:11-13).
Christians are also referred to as “sons” and “daughters” of God:
• 1 John 3:1 (NIV) — See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him [Jesus].
3. You are not condemned.
You are not condemned. If you have believed in Jesus Christ, you belong to the family of God. In Him, you have received forgiveness and eternal life (John 3:16). Your sins are forgiven completely because they were all paid for by the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross (1 John 1:9). You are free from the law; it no longer condemns you (Romans 8:1-4). You are a slave to Christ, who enables you to obey Him, and whose life bears fruit in you (Galatians 5:22-25).
4. You are free from the law.
The law is not a bad thing. It shows us our sin, and it shows us how to live. It shows us how to live with others, and it shows us how to live with God. We are free from the law because we have been justified by faith in Christ Jesus (Galatians 2:16). This means that God sees us as righteous through our union with Jesus Christ instead of through something we do or don’t do.
5. You are a slave to Christ, who enables you to obey Him, and whose life bears fruit in you.
- You are a slave to Christ, who enables you to obey Him, and whose life bears fruit in you.
- You are free from the law but have been made slaves to Christ by His grace (Galatians 5:1).
- You are not condemned because you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ; rather, your sins have been forgiven and forgotten (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
- You are a child of God through faith in Jesus Christ (John 1:12-13), adopted into God’s family as His own beloved son or daughter (Romans 8:15-16).
- You were chosen by God before creation for salvation through Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:4-5), loved and accepted by Him as His own dear children (Romans 8:15-17).
- As believers, we must begin our spiritual lives as new people who belong solely to God and whose goals will be those which He has set for us as Christians…
6. We can both renew our minds and become new people by focusing on what Christ has done for us.
Jesus had a lot to say about how we should live. He taught about the importance of loving one another, for example, and being humble as we do good things in His name.
But it’s not always easy to follow Jesus’ teachings! Sometimes we make mistakes or get distracted by sin—and then we have trouble renewing our minds and becoming new people again. That can be discouraging when you really want to please God but just don’t feel like you are able to stop sinning or keep going after Him no matter how hard you try!
Fortunately, God has given us a way out of this difficult situation: focusing on what Christ has done for us is the key to renewing our minds (Rom. 12:1-2). If we focus on what Jesus did for us through His death on the cross and resurrection from death (Rom 17:3), then that will motivate us to do these things with gratitude toward Him rather than resentment toward ourselves!
The renewal of your mind is a lifelong process, but it’s something that you can start right now. You have been given the ability to choose what you think and how you feel, and as you learn more about who God is and what He has done for us all, your mind will begin to change in ways that reflect this new knowledge. As we saw earlier in this chapter, our thoughts shape our actions; so if we are constantly focused on ideas that align with the gospel message—for instance, freedom from sin or peace with God—then these ideas will eventually become part of how we view ourselves as well!