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. – Romans 12:2 KJV
There are many things, that go on, in a persons mind. There are countless thoughts and reasonings that keeps the mind in a constantly active condition. The mind is a mystical world of thought, feeling, attitude, imagination, and belief.
The United Negro College Funds slogan says that the mind is a terrible thing to waste. So if you don’t use your mind it can cause your very presence to be useless. If you don’t use your mind you may miss what you could have otherwise mastered.
The graveyard is full of grand and great ideas that were developed in someone’s mind, but these ideas never became an action because the person could never get his/her mind right.
Situations and Circumstances
There are some people that find themselves in bad situations because they will not use their mind. They have money problems, the bills are due, the rent ain’t been paid, and you’re hiding from the repo man. The money you make don’t match the money it takes but you still working a job that only pays minimum wage.
You can’t budget because you keep buying, now you can’t get ahead because what’s going out is more than what’s coming in. So the bill collectors keep calling, the tow truck keeps circling your street, you can’t get no rest because you’re stressed out, and you feel like you’re about to blow a mental fuse. But if you would just make up your mind to do better, if you would just make up your mind that what you’re doing now ain’t doing you no good—take a moment to realize that can’t nobody get you out of the mess you’re in but you and God and nothing will change until you make up your mind!
But Nothings Wrong With You
It’s sad to see someone in a mental condition that they have no control of. Some people were born with mental disabilities that they are not even aware that they have. You may even know people that have mental disabilities that causes them to also have a physical disability. They were born with the condition or a traumatic life experience caused their mental incapabilities. These are people who inherited their mental states. They are people who can not help doing whatever it is they are doing.
But there are some people that don’t have anything wrong with them. Some people have college degrees and are plentiful in book sense but when it comes to common sense they are lacking the simple ability to make good decisions. So they end up in a state of mental insanity because they are doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.
This sometimes leaves one in a state of depression. Sometimes it leaves you confused. When you’ve tried what you thought would work and the end results are failure, you may find yourself anxious, aggravated, and agitated.
You Were Made To Win
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. ~ Isaiah 26:3
See when you keep your mind on Jesus, you can lay down at night and go to sleep. By trusting Him, by leaning and depending on Him, you can understand that no matter what comes your way it will always be alright.
I encourage you to understand that with Jesus on your side, you can make it. Because test and trials only come to make you strong. Even when the enemy comes in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. You were made to win, you can claim the victory today. But it can not happen until you make up your mind.