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Word4Today Daily Bible Devotional

by Bob and Debby Gass

Change your thinking, change your life (1)

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‘And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.’ Romans 12:2 NKJV

When you think creatively, you’re thinking like God, your creator. But not everybody will welcome your creative ideas. Jesus wasn’t crucified because He worked miracles; He was loved and applauded for those. He was crucified for having ideas that challenged the status quo. God is the giver of great concepts, truths, and ideas. So, when He gives you one, don’t let anybody talk you out of it. Don’t let the fear of rejection or failure kill your idea, either. After all, you can’t do something new and exciting if you force yourself to stay in the same old rut. Don’t just work harder at the same old thing; make a change. And the first thing you will have to change is how you think, what you listen to and believe. Take a look at the following phrases people say to themselves: ‘I’m not a creative person. Follow the rules. Don’t ask questions. Don’t be different. Stay within the lines. There is only one way to do it. Don’t be foolish. Think of your image. That’s not logical. It’s not practical. It’s never been done. It can’t be done. It didn’t work for them. We tried that before. It’s too much work. We can’t afford to make a mistake. It will be too hard to do. We don’t have the time. We don’t have the money. Yes, but …’ Paul writes, ‘And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.’ (Romans 12:2 NKJV). Remember this – change your thinking, change your life.

SoulFood: 1 Chron 6:1 – 7:19 John 8:42-59 Ps 133 Pro 26:1-6

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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