It’s important to realize that the first thing God is concerned about after the saving of your spirit is the renewal of your mind, meaning that the content of your mind i.e. your thoughts are very important to God, no wonder he gave us the right tools to effect the change that he so desires and anticipates; in the way we think and in the end change the way we live our lives.
If God can get to your mind, then he can get to you, information gets to your mind by what you see, hear, taste, feel and smell. This is more exciting because it shows us that we can control the kind of information we receive and in the long run, we can control the thoughts of our mind. Gone are the days, when we thought we were helpless, and we could do nothing to change our way of life as Christians, no, now we know that once we can get ourselves to focus on the right information only, we can change the way we think, the way we talk and eventually change the way we live our lives. It’s obvious that many things try to get our attention, shiny, dazzling things that try to make us miss the mark, but you see, God, your father is very smart, he put self control in your spirit, so he has made you able to refuse the wrong information, pictures, videos, misic and make you focus your energy, time and attention to the right things that would produce the right results.
If God is interested in changing your mindset, then it must be a big deal, make conscious and diligent efforts to walk with God in the renewing of your mind, practise only what the word says, fix your gaze on the word and live as God’s own child.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.