Setting your mind is a point of saturation where your thinking is different because it is increasingly shaped by what God has said. It is conscience, deliberate practice. You must go at this like you were getting on a treadmill. It is a discipline. There is no thinking differently without the continuous training that is undertaken by reading God’s Word. Try it. It may just surprise and delight you.
1. What do you think is meant by “put on the new self”?
2. Regarding your commitment to Christ, how are you “putting on the new self” into practice?
Challenge: Here are three actions to help set your mind on the things above. (1) Discipline – we will have increased capacity for God’s Word if we expose ourselves to it regularly. (2) Desire – deliberate decisions and repetition of discipline will give way to desire. Although opinions vary widely, it generally takes anywhere from 21-66 days to create a habit. (3) Delight – eventually this pattern will result in delight in God’s Word. This is where the sweet spot is. Keep fighting the good fight of faith!!
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