Change Your Frame, Change Your Life. — Part One, What Is A Frame?

Change Your Frame, Change Your Life. -- Part One

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Romans 12:1, I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith

We have taught on renewing the mind, but today we are going to approach the topic from a different perspective. We are going to use the parable of a frame today.

We're going to take a fresh look at this important mandate of renewing the mind. We know that the new birth experience or becoming a believer in Christ is a great miracle that happens in the heart. The challenge has always been to reflect in our daily life the same Christ that abides in our hearts.

When we speak of framing we all have a point of view, which is our frame:

  1. Might think about an actual picture frame
  2. If you're into photography you know the importance of the frame, which is what you want the viewers to focus on (example)
  3. You might think of framing as positioning a point of view
  4. You might think of “frame of mind” which is someone's disposition

These are all appropriate ways to think about that word frame. I would like to focus on how you frame yourself others to frame you.

Our understanding our perception of who we are and what we do comes from something we will call our “frame.”

We all have mindsets, habits, and patterns of thinking and living. Some of these are helpful and others need to be cast off.

This pandemic has forced change on a lot of us. We've had to examine and re-examine our frame. Things we thought we could not do, we've done. Anyone who thought that technology would not become a central part of getting work done, had to change that frame. 

In the social sciences, framing is comprised of concepts and perspectives on how individuals, and groups organize, perceive, and communicate about reality.

Reflection Questions:

1. Your Frame: Who are you? (you are not your job)

2. False Frames: what lies do you reject?

3. The frame of your purpose: What do you do?

4. Frame builders: Who are the key influencers in your life?

5. Frame builders: Who do you influence?

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