As we renew our mind, we are letting go of what we think we know about how life works according to the world. We are now opening our mind, learning to see life from God's point of view. It is not about being right or wrong. What we are missing is the knowledge with understanding of what God's best really is for us today.
True wisdom is living our life from God's point of view. We are learning to see ourself and the world around us through God's eyes.
All change begins with a change of mind. In fact, the Greek word metanoai literally means “to change your mind." Repentance says in effect, “If I could go back, I would do it differently; I would not make that choice again. The future will show that I truly repent of the past.
Repentance is the way to deal with the next thing that God would change in you. It’s the way to be honest about where you are spiritually—about not being satisfied with status quo. Instead of caving in and saying, “Well, I’m better than most . . .” the follower of Christ presses hard after God, seeking to experience the fullness of joy found in that honest relationship with God.
It is important for us to remember that our God respects us to much to make us do life His way. It is always our choice, each day and every time we recognize God's way over ours or the worlds. As we practice applying the truths we know, it does get easier. We learn to rely on God's strength in us from the Holy Spirit, bearing His fruit, not our own.