December 7, 2022 –
People sometimes have old tires retreaded—they place a new tread on the old worn casing. Many individuals try to retread their lives and think they have a new life. But a new reality, a new life, replaces old negative thoughts and attitudes with new positive thoughts and a positive outlook.
The apostle Paul gives excellent advice for improving your attitude when he writes, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).
Don’t be a retread, Christian. Fortunately, with the proper focus on executing God’s will — his good, pleasing, and perfect will,” you can renew your mind. Here are 18 ways:
Replace doubt with confidence.
Replace impossible with possible.
Replace I’m tired with one more step.
Replace I’m limited with I’m outside the box.
Replace I am not with I am.
Replace I am a failure with I failed
Replace I am no one with I am someone.
Replace hate with love.
Replace try with do.
Replace the past with the present.
Replace underperforming with a stellar performance.
Replace lies with the truth.
Replace a closed mind with an open mind.
Replace ignorance with understanding.
Replace effort with results.
Replace avoidance with interaction.
Replace procrastination with action.
Replace someday with today.
People have down days. Christians that have several bad days in a row signal that they have missed a step in their walk with God. There are periods when you feel like a retread. Sometimes, what you need is a radical attitude change.
Think about replacing old worn-out attitudes and beliefs with a new set of values and a new reality. Think about replacing and not retreading.