Romans 12:2 NIV
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
*A lot of times, we allow our past experiences, worldly statistics, or the opinions of others who have not consulted with God dictate the outcome and choices of our lives. If you are a believer, you have access to things that others don't and you are suppose to expect the unexpected. Therefore, why let the norm define you? Same thing with your past...If you are a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17), why do you continue to allow old mistakes or conclusions haunt you? It's a new day of possibilities in a new life. Therefore, consult with God before crossing something out or coming to a conclusion.