As followers of Christ Jesus, we have been given a new identity, inheritance, and authority to do good works which God prepared in advance for us. But often we hold ourselves back and under-live our lives far below our God-given purpose and potential. While our position in Christ is secure, areas of our disposition still need to mature. It’s those mental enemies that become the mortal enemies of the destiny life God has ordained for you. Destiny Living helps you identify and demolish strongholds and overcome challenges so you can live fully in the freedom Christ came to give.
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
– Romans 12:2
God expects us to manage our mind – the thoughts we entertain that become the way we think. Salvation is the gift of God for us; and sanctification is the work of God in us; but transformation is the command of God to us. It is our responsibility to stand guard at the gate of our mind, to take every thought captive and align it so it is obedient to Christ.
But how, exactly, do we do that? It’s hard to manage something we know little about. How does the even mind work? Where do beliefs, habits, attitudes, and expectations come from? How do they get in there – particularly the ones that are hurtful or harmful to us. Why do we get stuck in patterns of behaviors we don’t like and know aren’t pleasing to God? And how do we get unstuck? Like the Apostle Paul in Romans 7, we cry,
“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do. But what I hate, I do.”