“Set your mind on things above” Colossians 3:2
What exactly is our mindset?
Our mindset has to do with our soul/spirit. Meaning It is your most inner being. Its what you allow into your mind and dwell there. Our mindset has to do with what we truly believe in. Do you believe in Jesus and His resurrection that He died for you so you can be filled with the Holy Spirit and receive inner joy and peace, or do you believe in being successful in this life is true happiness?
How to change your mindset:
In order to change your mindset, you MUST believe it needs to be change. You must recognize there is things in your thoughts, words, and actions that need some change. Once you realize you need to change you MUST get rid of ALL negativity, and I mean ALL. This includes thoughts, habits, things in your life, people etc. Then you must replace this negativity with ALL positive thoughts.
We must rejoice in the Lord always. In order to be positive, we must have faith in God, love God, and put Him first and He will do the rest. In order to rejoice we must know and believe the truth. Did you know that Paul wrote Philippians in a jail? Becausr it was. How crazy is that the most joyful chapter of the bible was written in a jail cell. This proves that joy is not based on your circumstance, its based on your mindset.
Get rid of negativity you must replace it with positive:
Romans 12:2 says, “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”.
Meaning if you have an evil thought come to mind about your co-worker or boss and you wish they were dead replacing it with Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
“For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. The mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God”. Romans 8:5-8
You must let go of all negative habits and selfishness and turn to God and He will deliver you every single time. We must focus on God and loving others When we focus on ourselves that only leads to destruction. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” Matthew 6:33.
In order to let go you must LET GOD take control. What I am is letting go of your flesh desires and submitting to God and letting God rule your heart. Once God rules your heart you will be able to keep your eyes on Jesus and trust Him.