It’s all about the Mind.
‘…But be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind….’ (Romans 12:2).
The mind is very critical in decision making processes. The thought of an action is processed in the mind before it is executed. For any concrete decision-making in life, the mind must be fully involved. But this is easier said than done.
Can you visualize yourself in a boat that has auto-pilot device set to go in a particular direction; and you suddenly decide to force it to follow another pathway? What you have just done is termed will-power. You succeeded in over-riding the automated device fitted into the boat. What happens thereafter will be a feeling of constant resistance and at a stage, you will get tired. When you let go of the wheel, the boat will go the way it’s originally programmed.
And that’s what happens when you attempt to apply will power to effect any change in your life. That’s why weight losers of today turn out to put on more weight down the track. It takes more than will power to quit smoking especially when you still keep its paraphernalia as souvenir at home. Your will power will only earn you short-term gains with constant and continuous stress because the root cause has not been dealt with – the change in the sub-conscious mind.
There is another enduring option called God’s power and it’s the best option. It guarantees success, and overcomes disappointments. It’s the transformation of the mind through the seed of God’s word that produces a changed feeling, thought and action. No wonder David asked: ‘Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word’ (Psalm 119:9). If you want an enduring success, and grace to be an all-rounder overcomer, be prepared to reprogram your mind through the Word of God that is potent to wipe off all “viruses” and install new way of thinking, new way of feeling and strength to overcome all manner of obstacles in life.