Wouldn’t it be awesome to think like Jesus thinks? To have His ideas and outlook on life? To connect with His wisdom and grace? Paul says that we can. But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16) The problems is, most of us don’t realize it or feel it. How do we get this mind of Christ anyway?
We have to start with transformation. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2) The word transformed is the same word for Jesus’ transformation on the mountain, metamorphoo (Strong’s G3339). It means to be changed completely.
We begin to transform our mind by how we think. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think on these things. (Philippians 4:8) Our brain is like a muscle that we need to exercise. We have to build up good thoughts to chase out bad thoughts. It takes intention and commitment. You have to tell yourself to think about what is honorable, right, pure, lovely, and good. When you find yourself drifting into negativity or fear, ask God to forgive you and be intentional about how you think.
Once you make it a practice to “think on these things”, you will develop a new mindset as you are transformed. Bath your thoughts with the Word of God and praise. Go for it. Find out for yourself what having the mind of Christ will do for you.