For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
“To Him are all things.” We know that is true, and we want to live our lives for God. And so we sometimes get so very frustrated with ourselves when we seem unable to change and live the way we want to live!
But notice that Paul tells us how to be changed—how we will be able to live the way we want to. He says that we can be “transformed”. That means “changed from the inside out” — like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. The change taking place inside results in an outward change. And how do we experience that inward change? “By the renewing of your mind!”
The fact is, the spiritual battle for your life will be won or lost on the battlefield of your mind. If you are fighting a losing spiritual battle, the way to victory is not your willpower, it is your mind. Renew how you think.