08 Aug Mind Your Mind 1
“Any form of transformation that does not have ‘the mind’ as its foundation cannot stand the test of negative situations.” – RSD
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.
The mind is integral because it determines the transformation or the deformation of a man. This is simply because the mind regulates the actions of men. It is why we know that something isn’t right when you see someone using a tooth brush for a shoe and using the same tooth brush for his teeth. We will tag such persons as ‘out of his mind’ or mentally imbalanced.
The spirit of a man is powerful because it animates and gives life to the body but it needs the mind of the man to function properly in the world with the life that the spirit supplies. So if an individual engages in various religious activities yet still such finds it difficult to relate well with other people because the person’s thoughts and actions aren’t always properly coordinated, then such might have a case of mind imbalance. Therefore, minding our minds is very essential because it allows us to enjoy and live our lives fully and satisfactorily.
Note that our minds control our thoughts, our thoughts control our words, our words influences our walks and our walks shows in the results of our works. Our minds help us interpret situations and understand people’s actions too. Hence, the mind regulates our moods and determines whether we live happy or in sorrow irrespective of our circumstances in life. Our minds help us to handle offences of people appropriately. If the mind is very healthy, then forgiveness will be easy focusing on our life’s visions and aspirations will also not be difficult. But if it is on the contrary, we will be meditating too much on the negative events of life. Joseph in the bible minded his mind that was why he focused on his dreams and ignored his life’s predicaments. It made him to be lively instead of being moody.
In conclusion, one of the best strategies towards ‘minding your mind’ is to learn how to maintain absolute concentration on God’s word because it is the divine manual that teaches you how to regulate your mind effectively in this passing world.
“When God’s Word fills your mind, it will free your life from unnecessary worries in this world” – RSD.
©Ralph Segun Dada 2017