Thursday, April 10, 2014

A New Mind and New Way

2 Timothy 1:7
King James Version (KJV)
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind...

*Some of us may have heard this verse in song, or you have heard a sermon on fear with this being the scriptural base. However, have you fully grasped the concept of fear and how it can relate to you? Many people are in bondage from fear and don't even realize it. For instance, in the world we are taught ways to handle certain scenarios, situations, and how to react to a given issue. We were also taught how to approach someone if we are interested, and how to "advance" if we felt we needed to get up, get out, and do something. Your concepts of love, power, and how to govern your mindset were based on the survival skills implemented in your environment.

However, once you are saved, your whole way of thinking while in the world is suppose to go out of the window, and you are now a new creature in Christ (or should be) (2 Corinthians 5:17). A renewing of the mind is suppose to take place, and now Jesus is suppose to be your primary example of how to view life and act accordingly. Yet, some of us tend to take worldly habits into our believer lifestyle. This hinders our growth process, and can leave you in a complacent mode secretly gripped by fear because you are afraid of the unknown, or perhaps you haven't seen enough examples of people walking the walk and having success. However, your walk IS YOUR OWN, and God has not given us the spirit of fear. He is the counselor of how to receive a sound mind, go after your heart's desires, and uncover the real love and power of fulfillment you have been short changing yourself from experiencing. Therefore, let go of that mindset of what you use to know or how u tried to figure out how things are going to be. Instead, embrace the fact that you serve a creator who does not imitate the world, but does a new thing bc of your choice to change (Isaiah 43:19).

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