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Hey Everyone, it’s Adam DeGraide here with another micro motivation.
Hope everyone’s having a great New Year so far.
Last week, if you missed it, I talked about what Candyland taught me.
In relation to my son playing Candyland, it was a really cute video, with a great message.
I hope you get a chance to check it out, go back and watch it.
As you know, I’m trying to make my point here in under four minutes which is not the easiest thing to do, but today as you know the New Year is here and resolutions are in place and my wife and I were actually at the gym the other day and she’s really trying to stretch herself get out of her comfort zone a little bit and doing exercises she hasn’t done before and she’s using this app to try to help her stay focused and on track and I’m trying to do things different, and it really made me think.
I said to her, the other day I said, “you know Krystal the great thing about this, getting out of your comfort zone, is the only way to be something different, is to do something different, you haven’t done before.”
You see if we keep doing the same things over and over again or going back to our old patterns of doing things, we’re really not progressing or really not changing and the only way to do something different and to be something different, is to do something different that you haven’t done before. And so one of the things that she’s trying to do is she’s, you know, she took the app and she’s you know, doing more with the weights and lifting and it’s a little bit different, a little bit uncomfortable but the results should actually grow, and people that are trying to do diets right now are trying to do intermittent fasting, some are doing keto everyone’s trying to be something different and the only way to do that is to do something different. But what about being something different in our mind? What about being something different in the way we are with people and with ourselves and surrounding in the areas and one of the things that I really realized is, as you can tell I’m outside, with all the fire trucks and fire alarms going on and trying to do something different than a video can sometimes be challenging as well too.
But one of the things that I realized is that renewing of the mind is incredibly important.
And what the renewing of the mind means is that, In Romans Chapter 12 verse 2, It says this, it says: “Do not conformed to the patterns 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, his pleasing and his perfect will”.
You see, it only comes from renewing of the mind and not being conformed to the pattern of this world, which basically means that everybody is doing insane things all around us.
And if we continue to fall into the trap of trying to conform and be like this person down the street or this person over here, we’re missing the point of what God has for us.
In order to be something different, we have to do something different that we haven’t done before. And that comes by renewing of the mind. That means stepping out of your comfort zone.
In my case, I’ve been reading more scriptures daily, I’ve been trying to pray more daily. I’ve been trying to get closer to Jesus so I can know what that means to be closer to him. And what I want to be able to do is get to a place where I am truly something different, because I have done something different in my life.
And that is so critically important; so when you look all around you. Are you conforming to the world? I have so many times. I don’t want to be conforming to the world. I want to be something different and therefore that requires me to do something different.
Last year I read the Bible in a year for my sixth or seventh time. This year I’m doing it again but I’m adding a study Bible to it as well so I’m not just reading the scriptures, over a year I’m also reading somebody’s thoughts in regards to them as well. Remember to be something different, you have to do something different. And that comes by the renewing of your mind.
This has been a micro motivation with Adam DeGraide.
Remember, if you can’t make your point under four minutes, you might not have one to make.