Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self]which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion; and be CONSTANTLY RENEWED
in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual ATTITUDE]; and put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God’s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24 AMP)
Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because my world-view is “other-worldly,” and my attitude transcends the accepted norm of the natural realm. Today I will RENOUNCE ALL COUNTERPRODUCTIVE ALLEGIANCE TO CULTURAL TRADITION. I am born-again—not of this cosmos (world system)—and I am not obliged to just go along with the crowd in my opinions and perspectives. Christ has given me the power and authority to go against the tide and to swim upstream, if necessary.
Today I will RE-EXAMINE ANY BELIEF THAT I HAVE IN STEREOTYPES, dealing with each individual in my life individually, giving them the benefit of the doubt before pre-judging them in any way. My attitude is predisposed to know people after the spirit and not after the flesh, in honor of Christ’s development of the New Creation Species.
Today I will RE-EVALUATE MY CONCEPT OF SUCCESS and will attempt to define it from God’s vantage point.
Today I will RETHINK MY DEVOTION TO ANCESTRY. I will praise my parents, be faithful to my family and honor my heritage, but I will not feel bound to be limited to their level of learning or to the laws leading their lifestyle.
Today I will RECONSIDER THE EXPLANATION THAT I USUALLY GIVE FOR MY LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES. I will take full responsibility for my own life choices and their consequences and will accept the appropriate criticism without receiving condemnation, as well as the appropriate praise without becoming puffed up with pride.
Today I will REJECT ANY LATENT FEAR OF CHANGE that may be resident in my soul, keeping an open mind and an open heart.
Today I will REINFORCE MY GRASP OF REALITY by allowing God’s Word to be the final authority in my life, and today I will live in the now!
Father, help me to function with a new attitude today. In Jesus’ name, amen.