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It All Starts in Your Mind

If You Want to Change Something in the External Aspect Around You, Change Your Mind First.

It All Starts in Your Mind

Before the body transforms from unhealthy to healthy, the mind in that body must be changed. The spouse’s mind needs to be transformed before marriage is transformed. Before a company is transformed, the business owner’s mind must change, and afterward, the employee’s mind. It all starts in the mind.

All changes come first in the mind. All inventions created by humans existed first in the mind. The human mind is the great creator of things.

God has made us in His image and likeness and given us the power to generate and transform things using this mental power.
The Bible states,

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)

It is written to not conform to this world, that is, not to adapt to what is around us if it is not good. The lesson is that our minds cannot get used to the ideas of the world. There needs to be renewal. Otherwise, the mind is outdated and does not remain in good condition, clean, and serve. The mind that is not renewed tends to cling to ideas that do not work.

For Example:

Some suffer in marriage because they are attached to ideas that are not good for marriage. In this case, the person is not married to the spouse but to their beliefs. That can happen in all areas of our lives. It is necessary to renew the mind, not to grow old in spirit.

What is crazy is wanting transformation from the outside, but inside, they want to remain married to old ideas, concepts, beliefs, and ways. There will be no external change if there is no transformation of the mind, because it all starts in the mind.

What better way to renew the mind than to fill yourself with the Teachings of the one who created it? God’s mind is superior to the human, of course! So, we must get attached to what He wants to teach, not become slaves to ideologies, philosophies, behaviors, and traditions created by outdated humans. If I follow someone or something, why not the greatest of all? Who is the most intelligent creator of everything? Who made me and my mind?

If you want to change something in the external aspect around you, change your mind first. When there is this renewal, one experiences God’s good, pleasant, and perfect Will, and His Will will never be wrong. It is a matter of intelligence, of listening to His Word and thus transforming your mind and whole life.

-Bishop Renato Cardoso

The Universal Church
  • Bishop Renato Cardoso