Romans 12:2 (NKJV) 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.
Sometimes our heart knows exactly what to do, but as we move in that direction, our mind says, “hold on here. I don’t like the looks and feel of this. Let’s change it up or slow this baby down”.
If we walk closely with God, our hearts will usually know the will of God for us right away. But our mind will cause us to doubt it or try to figure it out.
If we are not careful, our own minds will talk us out of the will of God for us.
I know. That’s scary.
But know that the mind can be very powerful and dominating.
It likes to do its thing. And it loves to repeat itself over and over.
If something new comes along, what is our first reaction? We look at it and think, “what is that? Nope! I don’t think so’.
The mind loves repetition. It loves comfort and it loves to have control. It doesn’t like new things to just show up. It freaks out and goes into protection mode.
That is why we need to transform it to the ways of God. We can’t let it tell us how it’s going to be. If our heart is fixed on Him, He will guide us via our heart, by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Will we listen to our heart or will we listen to the mind?
The heart is what should lead us, and the mind should follow and make it happen.
As long as we are closely following God, we will know the steps we need to take.
Proverbs 3:6 (NKJV) 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.