Upon God releasing you from your mental prison the old man inside will continue to contact you. He uses your memory to remind you of your past making it clear he isn’t going anywhere. You have to accept the fact he never died just because Christ now lives in you.
It is disturbing at first how God works inside us. How He allows the old man to speak to us at any moment. For some odd reason I THOUGHT that would all go away but It only got worse. I forgot my best thinking got me into trouble.
Trying to figure out your problems have never made them better or go away. Guilt and worry keep your mind busy while denying the old man will kept you sick spiritually. You couldn’t possibly have a happy life living this way. There is a better way to live.
RECOGNIZE THE NEED FOR CHANGE
Keep a close watch of yourself and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right, and God will save you and those who hear you (1 Timothy 4:16).
When you’re having a relationship with the LORD you are living spiritually by being mindful of your self-talk. It’s important what you say to yourselves is loving and caring because whatever you think comes out through your words, body language or facial expressions. There are many Christians in the world but not all are loving spiritual Christians.
LIVING SPIRITUALLY IS A STATE OF MIND
Finally, brother and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things (Philippians 4:8).
Hope, love, forgiveness, kindness, and restrain are some of the spiritual principles we must THINK about daily.
We are to meditate on God’s Word throughout the day. From driving to work to looking for a parking spot, we should be aware of God’s presence INSIDE US as well as outside us.
GOD SHOWS US HOW TO LIVE BY RENEWING OUR MIND
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is (Romans 12:2).
You can change your address or change the people you’re around but that won’t change who you are inside. If you want to live differently you must allow God teach you how to think differently. You must allow God to show you how to live.
DO I REALLY WANT TO CHANGE?
WHAT AREA OF MY LIFE I’M NOT WILLING TO ASK GOD TO GUIDE ME?
IS MY RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST GIVEN PRIORITY OVER RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS?
DO I BELIEVE GOD WILL SHOW ME HOW TO LIVE?