5 WAYS RENEWING OF YOUR MIND CAN HELP TO DEVELOP YOUR CHARACTER AS A CHRISTIAN.
The word renewing begins in the mind until our mindset is aligned rightly. Every action taken by the person is usually out of order. The mind is the place of intellect, reasoning, or thought feeling, will, and intentions. The mind is important because it is the primary determinate of who a person is in every aspect of their life. Then, speaking of character, it is the mental and moral qualities distinctive of an individual.
The first step is to make the choice to focus on Christ. The Christian character is the character of God, which is the foundation. To understand this, we look at the character of Christ Jesus. Hebrews 1:3
who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, Jesus is the express image of God. He is the precise representation of God in every respect. As Christian, we look unto Jesus the Revelation of God to us. Jesus was always in seek of the father. There was never any inconsistency between the character of God and the character of Jesus, that is why as Christian we should desire never to be seen with any inconsistency in our character in every area of our life because Jesus is our example; The author and finisher of our faith.
Second, focusing on God‘s love and the Grace of God. For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son. Gods grace is God riches at Christ expense .Grace also means Gods enablement and empowerment.
2 Peter 1:3
as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
Divine power has given us all things in abundance. for this very reason, by which had been giving exceedingly great and precious promises we will ADD diligently develop our character to exhibits the character of God and doing away with faulty or unhealthy thought pattern and replacing them with true,Godly one.
Thirly, focusing on being in christ and rejecting the lie and deception of sinful desire of the enemy of our soul. Samson is a perfect example of a sorry story of gift or charisma without character. Samson forgot the purpose of the gift. This is the same as believers we have been called to be separated from the world to God. It is in this separation to God that we develop our spiritual character
Fourthly, rest in the truth that you are accepted in Jesus Christ. Samson did not build intimacy with the Lord. Intimacy with God is a good ground from which character springs forth. The character of God keeps the power of God in our lives and in perfect balance. But Samson forgot that the law of sowing and reaping works. character development begins in the mind, and in the mind is where spiritual transformation happens.Romas12:2.
Finally, focusing on Christ and living with the heart of God. Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, God is more eager for us to fulfil destiny. Focus on God rather than ourselves. God’s promise is to lead us and show us His will for our lives and submit to His leadership in our lives. When we understand God’s love and mercy for us, we find the reason to develop our character and renew our mind.