You know how your hair can be very unreceptive to any kind of brushing if it hasn’t been properly conditioned? But what happens after conditioning? The comb just sails smoothly through. Not because your hair changed, but because the environment changed. Well, I want you to relate that feeling with your Christian experience.
When we got saved, must of us skipped the conditioning part and went straight on to combing the hair. This is why Christianity then begins to look like a serious pain in the neck. Because we did not follow the steps. Steps are there for a purpose. Even physical steps. If you miss one, you miss two, it’s only a matter of time before you come toppling down.
What then does it entail to condition your mind? Your mind literally has a mind of its own. You’re sitting down in your parlour and reminiscing about the chicken you had last night not because you want to, but because our mind is a natural wanderer. It is thus up to us to train it to remain where we want it to.
When you just get saved, your mind is still attuned to the things of the world. Salvation saved our spirits but we have to continually renew our minds to save our souls. So we have to now consciously condition our mind until the mind of your mind is the Holy Spirit.
The Bible in Jude 1: 20 says, ‘But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost’. The verse clearly says, ‘building up yourselves’. If you want to build a house, you can hire people to do that. But if you want to build your faith you have to do it yourself. And, this my dears, is how you condition your mind. By building your faith.