Time for a Paradigm Shift!
After becoming a Christian, renewing your mind is one of the most powerful things that you can do. But make no mistake, it’s a process! And you have to be submitted to God, allowing Him to do the work! The Spirit of the Lord stands ready to do this work of sanctification in us as we surrender to His ministration. His job is to conform us into the image of Christ and His instrument of change is the Word of God.
So, what does this have to do with my calling as a Health and Wellness Advocate and Christian Lifestyle Coach? The answer is so simple! God is concerned about every area of our lives and His work of transformation/sanctification in our lives can change our concept of who we are, how we relate to others, and all the everyday, ordinary things we do! I love this passage in Romans 12:
Romans 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
We must be about the business of changing the way we think and relate to the world around us if we are to be successful in fulfilling our assignments here on this earth. We were created and placed in this world to effect change and to bring the Kingdom rule of our God into manifestation. It must begin with the Kingdom rule of God in our hearts and lives. Yes, it’s time for a paradigm shift! But nothing changes until your mind changes.
A Transformed Mind, our first study module begins August 1, 2016. Become a member and join us as we go through the book, “The Renewing of the Mind Project,” by Barb Raveling.