CHANGE ME, HELP!!!! I Need To Overhaul My Mind

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2 NKJV)

God loves us way too much to leave us where we are so its through life’s events that he helps in our transforming process. The renewing of our minds to a better plane of living and thinking is vitally important for a God who deeply loves those He created. Being cut off from God at birth alienated by His morals, His truth and His love, only to be taught by someone who wants to sift every one of us as wheat, to devour and destroy, to burn in hell as his end has been decreed. So our perspective is everything to God we’ve been taught lies which causes us to see things from a lying point of view, tarnished and blurred has been our perspective until we come to Christ in a born-again experience. Then slowly as God tears away one lie at a time, replacing that lie with a spiritual truth about life itself, our perspective slowly begins to change from darkness to light. Being born into sin with an already corrupt thinking process has left us mentally challenged to what the real truth is. That is why being transformed by the renewing of our mind through the power and influence of God’s word is vitally important to living an abundant life.

If our perspective is a lie then everything I see around me will be with the false assumption of that same lie. For instance if my perspective of God is of the false assumption that he stands up in heaven with a baseball bat ready to pounce on me when I mess up. This false assumption, this lie will cause me to feel defeated, worthless and that no one cares, for if God doesn’t care so why even try?! Why, because I believe it to be the real truth of who God is and how he will treat me when I mess up. If I further believe this lie then it affects my whole life. For if God doesn’t love me then he doesn’t care what I go through or what happens to me so in the process I end up losing all hope. I will end up thinking that suicide is my only option.

However, the reading of God’s word will change my perspective from the lie to the real truth of the matter thereby changing my earlier point of view I will realize who God is and that He is a God of love. That He does indeed love and care about every single thing I go through and experience. Knowing what the truth is makes His word truth and if God says He will do something for me it in turn becomes a promise.

John 15:12-13 (KJV)
12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Jesus gave up His life for us in this there is no greater love. Take a look at the next verses of scriptural truth.

John 10:17-18 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life so that I may take it up again. No one has taken it away from me, but I lay it down on my own initiative. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from my Father

This truth states how much He loved me to pay for sins he didn’t commit. To suffer and die a horrible death just for me is mind boggling. To know He always had a choice, that He could of said no at any time further states how much God loves me.

John 3:16 (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Jeremiah 31:1-3 (NASB77)

1 “At that time,” declares the Lord, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.”

2 Thus says the Lord, “The people who survived the sword Found grace in the wilderness– Israel, when it went to find its rest.”

3 The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.

God so loved us that He gave the best he could offer on our behalf. To love us with an everlasting love to draw us unto him with loving-kindness is a transforming perspective of truth that God has not abandon us nor has He forsaken us but is constantly working to replace each lie with His truth in order for you and me to have an intimate walk with him and to experience an abundant life, a little bit of heaven on earth if you will. That we can be so in armored by His truth His promises that we can have peace even in the midst of our stormed tossed life. Allow God with His truth to replace each and every lie so your perspective WILL be changed and you will see everything in a whole different light a whole different perspective than you did yesterday.

Personal note:

I have believed a lot of lies that were taught me by the devil through many avenues of media. I was blinded to the truth of God and it seemed foolish to me until the day I was born-again at the age of fourteen. The changing of my perspective has been a long process for me from the age of fourteen to the age of fifty, dramatic changes for me has occurred since 2008. The battles, the pains, the sufferings and the regrets were good teachers that brought me to the truth in Christ and of His word. I stand before you as a testimony as to what truth can do for a person who wants change and needed it as desperately as I did, however the ripple effects of my living in lies is still affecting me today. The truth is much sweeter by far and the travel well worth the trip to get me here. Thank you Jesus!!!

Intimacy With Christ

Richard Wafford

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