Renew Your Mind: How is it possible in today’s world?

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect, – Romans 12:2 

While growing up I was told not to say anything if I didn’t have anything nice to say. However, I would still sometimes think bad thoughts about others. Later in life, I learned that this too should be avoided.

Paul says to renew your mind, but how in the world do I do that, especially in today’s world? I have noticed when I slack off on quiet or prayer time with God, I am tempted by worldly things.

My clarity and focus on always doing the right thing begins to wane. However, when I renew my mind each morning with God’s Word, promises, and redemption, I notice that the day-to-day difficulties that life brings are easier to overcome and my focus on living my life according to God’s word remains strong.