The Futility of the Mind

Ephesians 4:17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind.  NKJV

At the heart of the ministry of Servias, we want to instruct and encourage you to walk with Our Heavenly Father and not in the futility of the mind.  In order to do this you must have a personal relationship with Our Creator.  HE is never far from you.  Your ego is the primary interference in developing the relationship.  The ego is in the business of self-preservation.  It is the old man who thinks he should be at the center of your being.  The ego would have the heart be weak and the mind run the show.  The heart is where your spiritual connection lies.  When you give the mind power, it will move you towards judging and analyzing has a primary means of decision making.  That is dangerous to your future.

The mind operates under the Law of Scarcity.  The ultimate result of this belief is war.  Greed is the root of all evil and has at its core assumption- scarcity.  This is in spite of the fact that abundance is all around us.  The mind thinks in a binary fashion: up/down, in/out, black/white, etc.  The mind promotes judgment, especially of others.  Your mind judges your intent whereas it judges others by their actions.  It will rationalize why you can sin and wants to evoke harsh penalties on others for the very same act.  It takes no prisoners.  What is the result of living under the mind’s control?  Darkness:

18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;

As you pursue the path of the mind, you move toward outer darkness, isolation, ignorance, and blindness while your mind would have you believe you are enlightened.  You will analyze signs as your primary revelation that you are on some preordained path.  Actually, you are being led by the idols in your heart.  What is the result of this path?

19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

What is the answer?  Put on the new man who is led by his heart and renew your mind:

20 But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

You pursue the path of Love, life, and forgiveness.  You quiet your mind so that your heart can communicate with Our Heavenly Father.  As you focus on the words of Jesus, you will begin to renew your mind with words of Life.  You must quit judging your brother.  Instead, judge yourself and ask for forgiveness.  Set aside the worldly “time burners” and focus on Spiritual Truths.  As you do, you will be prepared for anything that comes your way.  You will learn to rally Heaven’s resources as you walk in Love.  Don’t let the futility of the mind rob you of the richness of Love.  Love will change you but you must make the decision to allow the change.

Psalm 51:10 

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.  NKJV

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