If we want to live the lives God has purposed for us to live we must be diligent about guarding our thoughts. A renewed mind does not do the things of this world. A renewed mind transforms us out of harmful patterns and into a life that glorifies our God.
The Bible can be an intimidating read. Like many good things, the most challenging part is simply getting started. However, once you start hearing God more clearly, increasing your spiritual strength and finding the type of encouragement only God's Word can provide, you will not want to put your Bible down.