Renewing of your Mind: Is it Necessary?

Are you going through a tough time to get yourself stable in Christ? Then the solution is regular renewing of your mind. Renewing of your mind is synonymous to your phone or laptop that shows an intermittent pop-up message requesting for software update. If you fail to click the update button, then the gadget would be exposed to security threat.

The failure to always renew the mind would expose Christians to threat of sinful lifestyle.

Many years ago when I turned away from Satan, I found myself singing the worldly song “unconsciously”. I had a strong battle about this until I discovered that I failed to renew my mind with hymns and good gospel music.

So, I did not only discard the worldly music CD distracting me from Jesus Christ, but also bought many good gospel CD for my listening pleasure. I overcame a corrupt mind by the regular renewal of my mind.

Today, I would share the word of God with you on how to renew your mind and the benefits to your eternity.

Understand the Nature of Your Mind

Renewing of your mind cannot be successful if you do not understand the working principle of the mind. The Lord created your mind to be the ‘central processing unit’ for whatever decisions you intend to take in life.

The mind is the strong room for implementation of decisions. And God gives you the complete control over your mind. God does not impose His decision to your mind. That was the reason Eve took her final decision in her mind to eat the forbidden fruits despite the warning from the Lord.

Your mind is a ‘free world’ and it is also a ‘battle field’, because God and devil speak to you through your mind. And your power of choice determines the final decision.

Galatians chapter 5 verse 16 and 17 says: “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.”

It is a significant step to renew your mind always because since the fall in the Garden of Eden, the mind of man is terrible. Genesis chapter 6 verses 5 says: “Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

Ephesians chapter 4 verse 21 to 24 says: “if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man who was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”

If you always experience falling in sin today, rising in Christ tomorrow, then the following steps will help you to stand firm in Christ.

3 Ways to Renewing of Your Mind

1. Study the Bible

The first step after giving your life to Jesus Christ is to study the Bible. Have you studied the Bible from Genesis to Revelation? It is compulsory for every Christian to personally read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

The book of John chapter 14 verse 23 says: “Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”

Renewing of your mind cannot be successful without knowing the mind of God for your life. And the mind of God is written in the Bible. So, the only instrument that could renew your mind is the Bible. And not the various contradictory church doctrines, false pastors or the cultural practices in your country!

Thus, read and digest the word of God all the time (not once or twice in a week). Fill your mind with the instructions of the Lord always and renewing of your mind shall be sustained.

2. Do the Opposite

Renewing of your mind to fit into the right group of the children of God involves doing the opposite actions of the worldly character you confessed not to do again.

The book of first John chapter 3 verse 6 to 8 says: “Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him…let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”

For instance, someone who is a liar before given his/her life to Christ must not remain passive about it. Such person is expected to confess the sin of lies, and ask God for forgiveness. And to start doing the opposite, which is saying the truth all the time.

The secret to saying the truth always is renewing your mind with the word of God that says “…and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Pick your jotter and list all the worldly character you do when you were far away from the Lord. Then, search through the Bible and write the opposite (godly character).
If you do the opposite, then the renewing of your mind to godliness would be achieved. There is power in the obedience to the word of the Lord.

Titus chapter 2 verse 11 and 12 says: “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age…”

A lot of preachers had deceived us that we do not have anything to do when we give our lives to Jesus Christ. And that is the reason for the high population of corrupt mind in the Christendom today.

Please, do not fold your arms and expect God to play the role of renewing your mind. He would give you a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 11:19), but it is your duty to be active in the word of God.

For instance, a ‘Christian’ constantly prayed to God to help him stop fornication, and this brother refused to quit the surrounding ladies. And he does not renew his mind with the word of God that says “thou shall not fornicate”.

I bluntly told the brother that God does not answer such prayer point (such prayer contradicts the Bible).

3. Fear of God is the Fuel

You cannot live a godly life without renewing your mind with the word of God every day. And the fuel to energize the daily renewal is the Fear of God.

When I read the mighty deeds of the Lord in the Bible, I marveled at His great Power. Also, His miracles in my life are awesome. So, I made up my mind to fear God alone in every action I take in my life. The fear of God in my life gives me the ability to retain a renewed mind.

If the holy fear of God is absent in one’s life, it would be difficult to renew the mind.

7 Benefits of Renewing your mind

If you update the software of your mind with the word of God, then you will enjoy the following outcomes:

1. Victory over temptations; no more fall and rise!

2. You would acquire more Divine Power.

3. You’re dwelling in God’s Holiness.

4. Heaven is your Eternal Home.

5. Easy differentiation of God’s voice from that of the devil.

6. No spiritual viral attack from the devil could steal your spiritual password.

7. The Lord would dwell in your mind.


Renewing of your mind every time with the word of God, and obedience to the commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ in reverence awe are the ways you can follow to achieve a stable Christian life. No temptation from the devil would sweep you off- balance anymore.

The salvation of Jesus Christ is sustained in you by the renewal of your mind in God’s holiness. Every Christians would enjoy God’s promises, but listen to this advice: “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” (2Cor 7:1)

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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