Sometimes we feel stuck in patterns of behavior or choices. We want to do things differently, but feel powerless to change. But Paul told us here that we do in fact have the power to change the way we act, and that power comes from the mind. If you want to change a behavior, you have to start by changing—renewing— your mind. He told us to literally throw out the old thoughts that lead to the negative behaviors and replace them with new ones that will lead to changed behaviors. Right thinking takes time to develop, but right thinking over time will lead to a changed life. This week, try replacing just one negative thought with a truth from the Bible.
"Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life....instead, let the spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes."