Renewing Your Mind is easier
when you discover two secret words
that can transform your life.
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New King James Version
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
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.
If you have been around the church for very long, you have probably heard that verse numerous times. Yet, renewing the mind is still largely a mystery to believers.
One great way to renew our mind is by reading the Bible.
Here I am going to teach you a technique that will complement your Bible reading.
This Bible devotion is going to teach you
two secret words for powerfully
renewing your mind and transforming your life.
Everyone wants to become better in some area.
Everyone wants to move forward in some area.
I have discovered two words that when put together become a powerful tool in spiritual growth.
Renewing your mind is easier when you use these two words.
The two secret words are
In my walk with God, I take note of what I want more of in my life.
Then I make “I will” statements. When I use the words “I will” - I add determination to what I am saying.
Here are some examples of “I will” statements.
I will obey God.
I will become more organized. I will become more determined to do God's will. I will control my sugar cravings. I will make a budget. I will gain control of my over-spending habits. I will volunteer my time to worthy causes. I will spend more time with God.
As you can see, the words “I will” can be very helpful in growing us.... up in whatever area we need growth.
I call these “I will” statements:
This is how proclamations work in renewing your mind:
I have found that by using the words “I will”
I increase my motivation and my determination.
I grow my faith that I can and will improve in this area.
Proclamations for each of the DISC Personality Styles
If you have looked around this website, you may have noticed that I love to share about the 4 DISC personality styles.
The way I teach DISC, DISC doesn't label anyone. It does not pigeon-hole anyone. It does not limit anyone. In fact, it empowers everyone in everything they do. DISC is about understanding people.
DISC involves 4 main personality styles.
They are the "D" style, the "I" style, the "S" style and the "C" style.
Each of us is a blend of traits from all four of the personality styles.
The style that contains most of your personality traits would be called your personality style.
I am now going to share some specific “I will” statements to help each of the four personality styles in their walk with the Lord.
Renewing your Mind for
The "D" Style
The first style is the “D” style. “Ds” have traits such as dominant, direct, determined and demanding. “Ds” are great at getting things done. They get lots of things done!
The “D” style is so strong, direct, impatient, and blunt that they frequently run over other people during the day. “Ds” often leave people bruised and wounded. “Ds” usually have difficulty being gentle enough.
If a “D” wants to grow in this area, he or she might want to consider an “I will” statement such as:
“I will make caring about the feelings of others more important to me today.”
Another statement “Ds” might choose to use is:
“I will slow down and notice the needs of others today.”
And all the other styles say to the “Ds”, “Amen.”
Renewing your Mind for
The "I" Style
The “I” style has traits such as inspiring, involved, fun-seeking, enthusiastic and energetic. They love to start things. They are great starters but they aren't always great finishers.
If that is an area that they want to grow in - they could create some “I will” statements to help motivate them to finish projects.
Some examples would be: “I will be more determined to finish what I start.” “I will become more motivated to finish projects. I will feel impressive when I finish a project.”
“Is” you may want to ask a friend to encourage you and cheering you in order to help you finish what you start. You might also want to ask a friend to send you an e-mail reminder of upcoming deadlines. As an “I”, you may never become the best finisher of all the personality styles – but you can certainly become the best finisher of all the “Is” you know!
The “Is” really like attention and they are the style that is THE BEST at celebrating – so I'll celebrate the “I” style –
“Whoo Hoo! Way to go, “Is”!
Renewing your Mind for
The "S" Style
The “S” style has traits such as supportive, stable, steady, easygoing, and kind. They love routine and sameness. They generally do not like change. But sometimes God's plan for them will involve change. In fact, spiritual growth usually involves change.
“Ss” can use “I will” statements to help them with change.
“Ss - ” it helps if you emphasize the words “I will”. Examples of statements for change would be: “I will learn to become more comfortable with necessary change. I will remind myself that this change will help me please God.”
And “Ss” how about this “I will” statement - “I will thank God when he lets me keep certain things the same!”
Renewing your Mind for
The "C" Style
The “C” style has traits such as cautious, careful, consistent, correct, organized and analytical. People who have lots of “C” traits usually have trouble with worry.
“Cs” can use the “I will” technique to help them defeat worry.
When worry tries to capture their attention and drag them down, they can say sentences such as: “I will trust you, God, to take care of me. I will see that my problems as small and my God as big. I will refuse to let worry drag me down.
Sometimes people fast food – they fast eating food – which means they don't eat food for a certain amount of time. Sometimes it helps “Cs” to make a proclamation that they will fast worry for one day (or maybe a part of the day - for example - during the evening).
Telling a “C” to stop worrying cold turkey usually doesn't work. It helps to start with small goals. So “Cs” - consider saying, “I will fast worry today."
And “Cs” when you do a good job, cheer yourself on! Encourage yourself. Don't expect perfection from yourself every day. That is too much pressure for anyone.
Copyright © 2011-2012 Beth McLendon of Inspirational – Prayers.com
If you want to learn more about DISC personality styles, we have more written and audio information on this site and I have written two books on the subject!
Praying for your Child
In my book Praying for your Child, I go into more depth about each of those personality issues that I just highlighted. I give a lot of information on how to develop spiritual growth in each of the four personality styles. This is not a book just about parenting. The book gives many principles about spiritual growth that are helpful for adults as well as children.
In my book MONEYstyles, I explain how to become debt-free faster with DISC personality information. I do an introduction to DISC and then I give strategies and tips for getting out of debt and enjoying financial freedom.
DISC transformed my life so beautifully
that I am eager to help others learn about DISC.
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