Romans 8:6 – For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
What’s the difference between a carnal mind and a spiritual mind? Well, this scripture tells us that one of the the differences is life and death. But, the death referred to here in this passage is not “non-breathing” dead, it just means that you are living a life with: no peace, no glory, and no power. A life, where you can’t even collect the inheritance Jesus Christ left for you.
A carnal mind does not mean being in the flesh (i.e. over-eating, swearing, etc.); a carnal mind is a “mind-set.” If your mind is set on what you feel, see, hear, or is fearful about what bad things may happen to you, you are in the flesh.
You are going to have to be “spiritually minded” if you want to experience the good and peaceful life God ordained for you. Being spiritually minded is a mind that is ruled by the Word of God and controlled by the force of patience.
Many times, our minds become fearful over things that don’t even exist. It’s the power of suggestion. The enemy will try to suggest something crazy to us so we will get in fear, when really there is no evidence to even support that what he has suggested will happen.
To remain “spiritually-minded,” you are going to have to make sure your mind is set on the right things. Because whatever your mind is set on, that will determine whether you are in the Spirit or the flesh.
Let the following passage be a guide to let you know whether your mind is set on the right things or not.
Philippians 4:6-8 – 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.