“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…” (Romans 12:2)
To be transformed means, your thought pattern, ideas, beliefs and the way you do things are radically changed. In other words, your mind is re-engineered and re-programmed, or better still, your mind is brainwashed with the word of God. Elisha is an example of a man whose mind was the store house of the word of God, a man who believed in God.
In II Kings 6, there was no food in the land of Samaria. In the midst of that problem, Elisha never failed in his mind to believe God. In II Kings 7:1, The LORD spoke to the mind of Elisha. Elisha believed what the Lord said and went on to tell the people what the Lord had told him. Elisha said: “Hear ye the word of the Lord; by this time tomorrow, food will be surplus”. God’s best for your life is hidden in your ability to believe the word of God in your mind, no matter how unnatural it sounds. It does not matter how it comes.
A whole nation was speaking of death; Elisha spoke life. They spoke hopelessness; Elisha spoke hope. They spoke fear, he spoke faith. They spoke defeat, he spoke victory. They spoke failure; he spoke success. They were crying; Elisha was laughing.
You are the opposite of the world. You are not conformed, but transformed. You are different. You are peculiar. The word of God will change your situation. In II Timothy 1:7, it is written: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” People who have sound minds are people who have transformed minds. When your mind is transformed, you are a different human being. You see, hear, think, believe and act differently. Hold on to your God like Elisha. When the devil shows you the ugly side of things, always see the good promises of God as declared in the scriptures. In other words, only see the victory which God has assured you in spite of the battles around you.
FURTHER READING: Psalm 92: 12, 15
PRAYER/CONFESSION: Empower me Lord to live a transformed life.
Let your perfect peace reign in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.
WORDS OF WISDOM: There is a promise for every problem.