Our minds are amazingly powerful tools. What we think and believe influences the choices we make and the actions we take. Our success in life directly correlates to the degree we change our mindset to line up with God’s Word. If we want to change for the better and see measurable progress, letting Him renew our minds is the key.
Our confessions are a vital component in this process. Confessing the wrong thing blocks our progress, which is why it’s so important to confess in agreement with what God has said. However, to even know what to confess, we need to learn to think differently. We mustn’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our mind; this opens us up to learn God’s good and perfect will concerning us.
God’s Word is eternal and true and has been forever settled in heaven. By His grace, He has given us the authority to speak it over situations in our lives to change things. We can call into existence things that be not as thou they were; the authority to bring dead things back to life is in our mouth. Jesus did it when He spoke to Lazarus and brought him back to life; we have the same ability to speak life into dead situations.
It's impossible to continue along a train of thought when we open up our mouth and speak something else, because our words interrupt our thoughts and redirect them elsewhere. This is how we renew our minds when a thought contradictory to God’s Word pops into our head. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Consistently speaking life puts us on the right track to bringing our thoughts into alignment with God’s thoughts.
God, learning to think like you puts us in a powerful position. You gave us all a mouth and a tongue to enable us to speak Your Word and declare Your thoughts out loud. We’re grateful for this. In Jesus’ name, amen.