A Living Sacrifice
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 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.
God has a purpose for all of us that will ultimately be the best path we can follow, but our minds must first of all be open to listening out for that message. If our minds are closed to change or we stubbornly follow what we always have – for no reason other than that we always have – then we will fail to hear God’s message. Bad habits can be broken if we allow God to renew our minds and lead us forward.