Here are six sure ways to change any wrong mindsets:
Feed on the Word of God and get it firmly planted in your heart.
This is the starting point. If you don’t spend time with Jesus, in His Word, at His feet you will not know the truth, and can never be set from wrong thoughts.
“As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.” John 6:57
“Your word have I hid n my heart, that I might not sin against you O Lord.” Psalm 119:11
2. Think about what you’re thinking about.
You have to pay attention to what your thinking about so you can challenge the wrong thoughts that come into your mind. Some thoughts come from our old way of doing and being, and some thoughts come from the evil one. Once the word is planted in your heart you will have something to examine your thoughts against.
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
3. Identify wrong mindsets.
A mindset is an established set of attitudes and beliefs. A wrong mindset is anything that exalts itself above the knowledge of God (what God’s word says is true), in any area of your life.
“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.” Romans 12:2
4. Reject wrong thoughts and mindsets.
Wrong mindsets become strongholds the enemy can use against us to keep us from stepping into our destiny and possessing our inheritance. Strongholds must be demolished, destroy, and not allowed any place in your thought life.
“Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5
5. Replace wrong thoughts and mindsets with the right ones.
Where wrong mindsets and thoughts once ruled you, you must establish God’s word as the authority and guiding principles in your life. You can do this by creating simple mottos that help you stay on track. A motto is a summary of your guiding beliefs, a value concisely and regularly expressed. A motto represents a fundamental belief that helps shape your behavior as you try to live up to the message it expresses.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
This is not a one-time deal. You will have to fight the good fight of faith until all your inner battles are won. It’s a good fight because they’re things worth fighting for – your destiny and your eternal inheritance.
“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12