I just love the shows on HGTV, whether it’s Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, Love It or List It or any other show that highlights the process that occurs when an outdated home is transformed into something fresh, new, and beautiful. And through the inspiration of HGTV I can proudly say I’ve done a few small renovations of my own. Yet through the renovation process I’ve discovered that God likes renovations even more than I do.
You see, when my husband and I purchased our home we decided it needed some some updates. There were some old things in the house that we needed to get rid of. For instance, the yucky carpet, the outdated tiles, and the messed up laminate all needed to be replaced and updated with brand new flooring. The walls in the house also needed some updating which would require some fresh coats of paint.
Once the renovations began to take place we felt so good. Our home was beginning to look new, fresh and modern. What a feeling! Then God put a thought into my mind, and the thought was, “How much different would you feel if you began to renovate your mind?”
Hmmm. Now that is something to think about it. How much better would you feel and how much better would your life be if your mind was renovated? Because renovation is nothing more than repairing or remodeling things to make them like new. And the word of God says that if we are in Christ we become new and old things are passed away. So in essence God is saying if we want to be with Him and like Him we must renovate our minds.
So maybe it’s time that you pull up the old carpet in your mind that causes you to have negative thought processes and replace it with some new flooring. Maybe you need to clean or even replace the windows in your mind so that you can start seeing things the way God want’s you to see them instead of focusing on the filth and the junk this world has to offer. Maybe the walls in your mind need a new paint job because the old color had you stuck on things of the past preventing you from moving forward in God’s grace. Or maybe it’s time that you replaced the door knobs on the doors of your mind because the old ones are always jammed preventing you from walking into the opportunities God desired for your life. What I’m simply suggesting to you is, out with the old and in with the new.
Now with all the renovations that we’ve made in our home, we still have a lot of work to do because it is a process. And that’s exactly how it works with our minds. As long as we are on this earth we will need to constantly be renovating our minds. It’s something that you have to do continually because when you stop some way somehow you will discover that it is easy for your renovations to revert back to the old junk that you once worked so hard to get rid of. Paul tells us in Romans 12:2 “And do not be 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.” So why don’t you go ahead and make God proud by renovating your mind so that you can change your life! God bless.