Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will (Romans 12:2; NIV).
Just recently, I was updating my Windows Internet Expolrer on my laptop. As it was “doing that thing it does,” I noticed some words that got my attention: Removing a previous version of Windows Internet Explorer…
Whoa! “Removing a previous version of…”?
This stuck-out to me! In all of our lives, there are some things, some “previous versions,” if you will, that we all need to confess to God so He can “remove” them and “update” our minds.
Here are the first 2 verses of Romans 12 from The Message —
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.