One of the most powerful tool that God placed within every human is the mind. Although its location is unknown, but it has the power to transform an individual’s life. The brain is sometimes refer to as the mind but it isn’t. While the brain is a biochemical organ of the human body, the mind on the other hand is psychic organ that is attached to the human brain. Think of it this way, a computer needs a hardware to function. The hardware needs a software to run. Without a software, the hardware is a vegetable (useless) and without hardware software is incomplete. The brain represents the hardware while the mind represents the software. Well, enough of the computer science terms let’s talk about this for real. The mind is no doubt one of the most powerful organ that God placed within the human being. With it, one can come up with creative ideas and with it also one can come up with disastrous ideas that can destroy millions of lives in a twinkling of an eye. Have you ever thought about the idea behind atomic bombs, and other air-born weapons manufactured by individuals. As you know, an individual or group of individuals conceived it in their minds and they came up with it….. I believe you’ll say its for external defence or war but the end result is destruction. On the other hand an individual or group of individuals conceived in their minds and came up with aircraft’s and other moveable machines that can help humans get to certain places and defeating the law of distance and time.
But this organ call the mind can transform one’s entire life for good or for the bad forever. The book of Romans chapter 12 verse 2 has this to say Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…. . In other words, do not follow the crowd with the crowd influence of how things are being done. Crowd influence is on the increase in the world today. Everyone wants to do it thesame way, act thesame way and forgetting that it is the difference in everyone that makes us unique. Your life can only be transformed when your mind is renewed. How do you renew your mind? Your mind can be renewed by what you see and what you hear. Take for instance, when you watch adverts by beverage companies like Coca-Cola, you want to drink coke. When you watch adverts by Gulder, you want to consume alcohol. When you also watch adverts by Pears, Lux and other cosmetic products, you get the urge to go get one and try it out. From the way the voice of the person sounds to the sounds of the beverage or the way it looks, you want to get it in a hurry and try it at that particular moment. Now, there’s another way ones life can be transformed and mind renewed. Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. . You get your life transformed when you hear God’s word. Just like the advert above, God’s word has the power to breakthrough your wrong mindset and give you the mentality of heaven. 2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.. As you watch that preacher, as you listen to that sermon, it changes you, it transforms you into what it says you are. We come to Him as we are, not holding any part of us back. Note it says “Open face not Closed face”. God can’t transform you when you’re holding back the very part He wants to take away so you could be like Him.
One character of the mind that I have come to wonder about is the ability to wander off a million miles away. How your mind wanders off in the middle of a meeting with the board of executives, how your mind wanders off while you’re eating with your family but hasn’t touched your food, how your mind wanders off while you’re driving and you almost crushed another car without knowing, how your mind wanders off while feeding your baby and end up placing the food on his/her nose instead of the mouth, how your mind wanders off while bathing your child and after the first scoop of water, you’re frozen, how your mind wanders off while having a good time smiling, laughing and popping champagne but you are else where on how you’re going to survive the next day, how your mind wanders off while walking on the street and you don’t even know where you’re going. How your mind wanders off! The truth is, as long as your mind is conformed to this world and its pattern of reasoning, your mind will always wander off on various things. How will my future become, how will I take care of myself, i have no job, no shelter, how will I take care of my wife, how will I take care of my kids, how will I keep my wife or husband, How! How! How! It will certainly come to everyone as long as you live here on planet earth. But here’s the good news Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. When the minds of others are wandering about various things of life, your mind is at peace because it is fixed on God and not on yourself-strength. He’s the one who does the keeping and not us. He is good at keeping, providing, protecting and projecting His own because He’s a Lovely Father. Is your mind wandering off, I’ve got the solution right here fix it on Jesus! He is the Prince of Peace. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all. Your peace is guaranteed by any means possible. And even if it isn’t possible, He is the Lord of peace and He has assured you peace in the midst of the storm, peace when others are saying there’s a casting down, peace when the economy is messed up…. peace all the way…….. Isaiah 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. This is the word of the Lord for you today………….Let your mind be at peace and not wander off….