NKJV Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…”
Your mindset has everything to do with your way of thinking, so anything that affects your thinking will affect your mindset, eg Greed – avoid greed.
Thus, if your mindset is:
Is in line with WORD = You are spiritual, or
is in opposition to WORD = fleshy so,
you are spiritual or fleshy based on how your mindset is. When you go beyond simply reading your Bible and you take the time to meditate each day on Its truths, you begin to think like God. And when that happens your life changes for the better. As you meditate on God’s Word you develop a mindset that enables you to rise above your fears. When you get a mindset in God’s direction, the devil starts trembling. Watch out for covetousness. It is the excessive eager to possess what somebody has, for selfish reasons (Greed) – covetousness in a mindset
Every family has generational ‘issues’ they struggle with. These are things our parents and grandparents passed to us, like addiction, abuse, anger, anxiety, lust, fear, etc. Often, we say; ‘It just runs in my family, I can’t do anything about it.’ Yes, you can do something about it! You may not be able to do anything about your family’s past, but by God’s Grace, you can change the future for yourself and your children. Once God Gets born-again, hereditary DISEASES (like; blood pressure, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, etc) stops at you. The Blood of Jesus Cancels all Hereditary DISEASES, but not hereditary traits. If your parents are short or tall and are born short or tall respectively, no amount of praying can reverse your height.
The Bible Says, ‘If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new’ (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV). Note the words ‘in Christ’. By yourself you can’t change your family’s dysfunction, but ‘in Christ’ you receive the power needed to go in a new direction. If your computer can be reprogrammed, your mind can too. ‘Be transformed by the renewing of your mind’ (Romans 12:2 NKJV). You say, ‘How do I renew my mind?’ By saturating it in the Scriptures! Just like soaking your body in water removes sweat and grime. In the same way, soaking your mind in the Scriptures Cleanses, and Corrects your thinking. The old saying goes: ‘Watch your thoughts for they become your words. Watch your words for they become your deeds. Watch your deeds because they become your habits. Watch your habits because they become your character. Watch your character because it becomes your destiny.’
All sinful actions come because of a wrong way of thinking, – it’s the unconquered mindset that’s defeating us. Nothing changes in your life, until you change the way you think. God Told Gideon, ‘Tear down the [old] altar of Baal that your father has’ (Judges 6:25 NKJV). In its place Gideon built a new Altar to the Lord, and the lives of he and his family were changed forever. And by programming your mind with God’s Word, you can do the same! If your mindset didn’t change, you will be eternally separated from God. If your mindset lines up with WORD you will walk in victory, success, etc. We need to be of the mindset of helping people, we have the Grace to fulfil the needs of other people.
If you Meditate WORD, you replace the old thinking with WORD. Meditation is designed to uproot your old mindset and gives you a new mindset that lines up with the Word of God, which in turn gives you the peace that passes all understanding. Amen.