MANAGE YOUR MIND TO PRODUCE EXCELLENCE
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God
Did you know that you can manage your mind? That’s what renewing the mind is about. You can get into your mind and decipher what files need to be “deleted,” and what files need to be “downloaded” and installed, as it were. You can determine what changes to make in the structure of your thinking; that’s mind management; it’s the primary principle for increasing your value, multiplying your success and upgrading your state. Where you are today is a function of your mind.
Your personality is the expression of your mind, and as a Christian, you must learn to manage your mind. If you don’t manage your mind, it’ll keep giving you what it already has stored up, good or bad. Sometimes people ask, “What more can I do? I’ve tried hard about this; I’ve prayed and fasted; I’ve done this and that, and I still haven’t had much success.” Manage your mind.
Our opening scripture says, “…be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” That means you have the responsibility to transform your life from glory to glory; you have the responsibility to manage your mind to produce excellence. God expects this of you; He instructs you to do it because He has put the ability within you for that purpose. Your life: How you live, what you do, the character of your words, the totality of your personality, is the expression of your mind. What changes do you want to make? What more would you like to add to, or take out of, your life? You can achieve these by renewing your mind with the Word, synchronizing your thoughts with the Spirit of God. The Bible says as a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7). You’re the character of your thoughts; therefore, manage your mind to produce excellence.
1 Corinthians 2: 16: