A Goodseeker’s Mind

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

Have you ever found yourself going with the flow, adopting the thoughts and behaviors of those around you? It’s a natural tendency but not the path to transformation. In Romans 12:2, Paul invites us to a different way of living. He challenges us to resist conformity, actively renew our minds, and, in doing so, experience a profound transformation in our lives.

A Godseeker’s mind isn’t content with just following popular opinion or the latest trends. Instead, it seeks a deeper truth that can only be found by looking up, by seeking God in everything. But what does it mean to renew our minds?

Renewing our minds is not about a one-time makeover; it’s a continuous process of growth and change. It’s about filling our thoughts with truth, beauty, and goodness instead of negativity and falsehood. It’s about seeing the world, ourselves, and others as God does daily.

C.S. Lewis said, “Mere change is not growth. Growth is the synthesis of change and continuity, and where there is no continuity there is no growth.” This perfectly encapsulates the process of renewing our minds. It’s not about becoming someone new overnight but about steadily growing more into the person God created us to be, one step at a time.

So, how do we do this practically? It starts in the quiet places, in those moments we set aside to be with God—reading His Word, talking to Him in prayer, and listening for His guidance. In these moments, our minds change, aligning more closely with God’s perspective. But it doesn’t stop there. A Godseeker’s mind influences everything—from how we work to how we treat others to the choices we make every day. It shapes our priorities, guides our decisions, and impacts our relationships.

Being a Godseeker means our journey doesn’t have to look like everyone else’s. We have a different destination in mind, and that affects the path we choose. It might mean swimming against the tide sometimes, but it also means living with purpose, knowing that our steps are guided by the One who created us and knows us best.

Renewing our minds also means learning to discern God’s will, distinguishing what is good, pleasing, and perfect in His eyes. This discernment doesn’t come overnight. It grows as we spend time with God, learn His ways, and allow His Spirit to guide us.

“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace,” Paul writes in Romans 8:6. As Godseekers, we’re promised not just guidance but life and peace—what a contrast to the chaos and confusion that often come from following the world’s way.

If we believe we are children of God, called and equipped for His purposes, it will change how we think and live. Our identity in Christ becomes the foundation for our thoughts and actions, leading us towards God’s will for our lives.

So, what patterns of thinking do you need to change? How can you allow God to renew your mind today? These questions invite deeper reflection and commitment to growth.


Lord, we come to You as seekers, longing to know You more and to find our way in Your light. Help us not to be swayed by the noise and distractions of the world but to focus on Your voice and Your truth. Renew our minds daily, Lord, so we may understand Your will and walk in it. Fill us with Your thoughts, desires, and love so that we might live lives that reflect You in all we do. Thank You for the promise of life and peace as we follow Your Spirit. Guide us, lead us, and use us for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Personal Reflection

  1. Reflect on the areas of your life where your thinking does not align with God’s Word. What steps can you take to renew your mind in those areas?
  2. How can you actively incorporate Scripture reading and prayer into your daily routine to foster continual mind renewal?

Step of Faith

  • Challenge yourself to read a portion of Scripture every day, asking God to renew your mind through His Word.
  • Identify one thought pattern you need to change. Commit to replacing it with truth from Scripture, memorizing that verse, and recalling it whenever the old thought pattern arises.
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