I had a comforting and enlightening conversation with a Christian counselor the other day. She gently gave me a rebuke for being impatient with someone I loved. It helped me to see the value in having other Believers in my circle. They help me renew my mind when my thoughts are exasperated by what’s going on around me.
They instantly become God’s helpers in helping me see something. . . He’s been trying to help me understand. They aid Him in the process of restoring my soul and loving people the way He wants me to. . .not the way I choose to. . . I have to concede after the truth is spoken so clearly and diligently.
Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
Romans 12:2 AMPC
Mind renewal is priceless. . .so life changing. We have to fight the urge to resist changing our thoughts, making them align with God-ordained purposes and processes.
In all the craziness going on right now, it’s so easy to allow the enemy to distract me and completely deter me from God’s beautiful will and purpose for me. It’s difficult to do anything productive while steeped in irritation, frustration, hurt or anger. . . today I’m meditating on ways He helps me to renew my mind and heart (even in difficult times) . . .and flow in the healing power only He can give. Selah.❤