This series started two weeks ago when I posted the first part. This week I am going to continue with second part by taking a look at another very important component of transformation – Mindset Change. Mindset change means change of mental model. It means renewing of your mind. It involves dropping your age long believes and traditions and looking for better ways of doing things.
It is written in the Bible that:
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” Romance 12:2
You cannot experience positive transformation until your mental model is changed. Even with dissatisfaction, you will not experience transformation unless there is a change of mindset. You know why, your mindset determines how you think. And your thinking determines who you are. That is why is written in the Bible:
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” Proverbs 23:7
When you are dissatisfied with status quo but you still move around with your old mindset (that is your old way of thinking) what you will get is frustration not transformation.
Renewing of your mindset is a very vital component for you to experience transformation. There are several people out there who are dissatisfied with their current situations but find it difficult to experience transformation just because they still have their old mindset. You cannot put new wine inside old wineskin. The renewing of your mind gives you the capacity and the discipline to take the right decision and follow it with the right action that will transform into the reality you desire.
How Do you Renew your mind?
You can renew your mind through meditation. This involves meditating on the words of God.
It is written in Josuha1:8 that:
“This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your ways prosperous, and then you will have good success”
Meditating on words of God will renew your mind, help you to do the right thing and consequently experience transformation from where you are to where you desire to be. What you need to do is to look for the scriptures that relate to a particular issue of your life you want to change. Meditate on it until you get the understanding of the word. The understanding will give you the revelation of what to do to address the issue at hand.
Another means of renewing your mind is by meditating on positive thoughts of whatever you want to achieve in live. I said it earlier, meditation gives you understanding which gives you the revelation or ideas on how to deal successfully with the issue at hand.
Before I move to the next point, let me make it clear to you that meditation is not worrying. However, if you know how to worry, you already know how to meditate. Worrying is simply a negative form of meditation. On the other hand, meditation is pondering on, thinking about or turning an issue over in your mind until you get understanding which unravels the solution to the issue.
Change Your Words
Another thing you need to do to change your mindset is to change your words. Change all your negative confession to positive ones. Always say what you want. Whatever you say enters your hear. And don’t forget that faith cometh by hearing. What you say to yourself increases your faith, your faith increases your level of confidence, your level of confidence affects you decision and actions and your decision and subsequent actions determine your reality in life. Words are very powerful. For you to understanding how important and powerful your words are, go and read the book of Genesis 1:1.24 in the Bible. You will notice that God spoke everything He created into existence. God created everything by His words. And considering the fact that we were created in the image of God and in His own likeness, it can reasonably and logically concluded that we have the same capacity like God to speak whatever we desire in our life to existence. But let me warn you, this principle is a two edged sword. You can speak both negative and positive situation into existence in your life. If you speak negative words, you create negative circumstance in your life. And if you speak positive words you create positive circumstance in your life. So you must be mindful of what you confess with your mouth.
Be mindful of your associations
Birds of the same feather they say flock together. Show me your friends and I can tell who you are. The people you associate with influence where you go, what you see, what you hear and your words. Where you go influences what you see and hear. What you see and hear consistently enters your mind. And whatever enters your mind influences your confession, that is, your words. You know why? Out of the abundance of the mind the mouth speaks. If you want to be wealthy and all your intimate friends are even poorer than you I am sorry to say this you are not going anywhere.
Be mindful of information you feed your mind with
Information is a very powerful programming language for your mind. Information has the power to influence your thinking. And don’t forget that your thinking determines what you ultimately become.
There are two major ways we can feed our mind with information. Number one is by seeing and number two is by hearing. Collectively seeing and hearing a significant proportion of what we learn. What you see and hear shapes your thoughts. In fact, research has shown that 89% of what we learn and do are what we see. Advertisers exploit this principle by bombarding us every minute with the sounds and images of what they want you to buy.
Seek Knowledge and Understanding
If you are really desirous of change from where you are to where you want to be, you must seek knowledge diligently all your life. One of the ways to get knowledge is by reading books. Most people have not read a single book since they left school, while some people only read when they have examinations to write. This is not the kind of reading I am talking about, what I mean is reading for knowledge. Someone said readers are leaders. Also, it is written in the Bible that:
“…ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32)
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6)
I want you to look at John 8:32 critically again. Knowing the truth, that is knowledge, will lift the veil from your eyes and consequently become a new being with capacity to tackle issues you had hitherto been running away from.
Understanding helps you to reap the benefits of knowledge. That is, it gives you the insight about knowledge such that you can apply it to real life issues. Knowledge and understanding turns you into a new being by reducing your level of ignorant and foolishness.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this write-up. We are going to continue with the third and the last part of this subject next week. If you are blessed by this message, please forward it to your loved ones. If you’d like to have this topic presented as a seminar in your organization, kindly contact me on: +2348023277203 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org