Except this time it’s for my mindset!
The mind has to undergo transformation in order to change for the better.
I can want better, I can need better, but until I think better, better won’t come.
If I think the same way, I will do the same thing(s).
To change something completely in a good way…
To change something so it can be used in a different way.
To give it another form.
To make more useful.
To change so it can function in a new way.
A remodel, a redesign, a remake!
How will this take place?
To improve by removing and correcting faults and misbehavior.
To uninstall bad habits and create new ones!
Change requires sobering up.
This means that one must confront & judge him/herself, assess him/herself, and make sequential and progessive decisions.
Use your measure of faith, your gift and your skillset in Christ Jesus.
Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them accordingly: if [someone has the gift of] prophecy, [let him speak a new message from God to His people] in proportion to the faith possessed; if service, in the act of serving; or he who teaches, in the act of teaching; or he who encourages, in the act of encouragement; he who gives, with generosity; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy [in caring for others], with cheerfulness.
ROMANS 12:6-8 AMP
Take this verse and self-administer according to your gifted skillset.
For example, if God has empowered you to fast and pray as a discipline or to speak to yourself (prophecy), or to pray in the Holy Ghost, which builds one’s faith, then do so and expect God to direct your discipline to another level of thinking. Flow with the changes that He speaks. Yield to His changes.
Sometimes, He may cause one to remember something that He already said and from there one can realign their steps or focus.
Go with God’s fresh revelations.
If you do not have a discipline, allow God to give you one, then two, then three, then so on.
Disciplines can include…
1. Daily reading and meditation of His Word, (The Bible). A devotional, such as Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young.
2. A Prayerlife. This time spent with God should be or become Daily, Sacrificial (not based on convenience or exclusively self-led, but based on God’s leading), and Constant. Learn to pray all types of prayers. Don’t be limited.
3. Fasting AND Prayer. This discipline can be weekly, daily, monthly and should include God-chosen fasting and a regimen type of fast where you commit time periods of a day or certain days of the week, month and specific times of the year to fast. Fasting with prayer & the Word is more efficient. Always include scripture reading along with confessions or declarations. When you fast, you want results!!!
4. Journaling what God revealed, your lessons, changes, thoughts and understandings.
5. Having an accountability partner who is also disciplined and seeking God in similar ways with true convictions should be a part of your spiritual regimens.
7. Forgive. All day, night, and round the clock. And always forgive yourself & God, if you have anything against Him.