Asking God for assistance in the renewing of our mind should be very high on our prayer list. This is where it all starts to come into place. It’s like this: If we can’t get our mind-set cleared up, and remain stuck on the ways of the world….we “WILL” continue to have all sorts of difficulties in life. Now let me add, that alone is a blessing. The awareness of a need to renew the mind. This is one of the greatest gifts God provides for us: “To gain knowledge of self, and be able to understand we can do this, as well we have a lot of say-so in regards to what’s going on in our heads! https://www.figure-it-out.org
Here’s a thought “You can’t fill a glass that is already full”. In order for God to fill you up, you need to empty you.