We’ve probably all heard how much our thoughts impact our lives. While theologians, leaders, authors, self-help gurus, and CEOs may have different viewpoints about life and politics, most agree that our thoughts are incredibly important and dictate the trajectory of our lives. Take a look at some popular quotes:
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Teddy Roosevelt
“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” — Marcus Aurelius
“Our thoughts make us what we are.” — Dale Carnegie
The Apostle Paul challenges us at the beginning of Romans 12 to “not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of our minds.” The Greek word for the word renewing is anakainōsis and it literally means renovation. So, according to this verse, our transformation occurs when our mind undergoes a renovation.
What kind of renovation does your mind need?