I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. – Romans 12:1-2
If we renew our mind with the Word of God, we will continue to be changed and transformed. We will not be “hypnotized” by recessions, unemployment, or a volatile stock market. Our confidence is in our covenant with God and our belief in His goodness, not the intellect of mere men. We will not believe the lie of lack. Instead, diligently pursue the abundance God has provided for us in Christ by acting on the truth that we know.
Jesus never spoke or acted in the realm of poverty or lack. And based on the principles we find in scripture, I can conclude that Jesus didn’t allow Himself to think along those negative lines, either. Jesus could not be “hypnotized” by worldly thinking that bases its confidence only on what it can see. Jesus was not moved by appearances, and in His example, He was teaching us how to live.