Learning new things

Every moment that you are alive, you are learning new things.  The interesting thing is that our brain doesn’t seem to like to learn and change.  When we encounter new situations, we try to understand them based on information extrapolated from prior experiences.  This seems to be because our brain is locked into a physiological mechanism that requires work.

Romans 12:2 says:  “Do not conform any longer 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.”

This means that we can’t just ‘change’, instead, we have to train our brain.  We  have to develop new ways of interpreting data.  Out of this renewal, comes a new way of being, doing and understanding.

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2 Responses to “Learning new things”

  1. Audrey Alonso Says:

    I like this one too Kim. It makes me feel like I am on track and that I will “train my brain” by talking with God, praying, talking with other Christians, worship, bible study, reading, etc. Also confirmed for me, that this is work and does require effort and desire on my part.
    Thanks again.

  2. kimmartinezstayingfocused Says:

    I’ve been thinking of doing a study on “training” in the bible. God trains us – and I think that we would find a lot of instances of his training activity.

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