Renegade means to desert and betray an organization, country, set of principles; having treacherously changed allegiance. We are created in the image of God to be glorify Him in all that we say and do.
John 15:16 says, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”
Here is an example of a renegade thought. Any thought against yourself, others, or your circumstances is classified as renegade. Why? It goes against your design, and it is in rebellion against God’s choice.
Self-hatred, self-rejection, bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness are all rebellious attitudes against God’s word. 1 Samuel 15:23 says, “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord…”
We are created with the ability to think, process, and to create. When we use our ability against God’s way it is rebellion. Ephesians 2:2 says, “…the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”
Our obedience or disobedience is a heart issue. What we think in our heart governs our actions. Many of David’s psalms address this truth. Psalm 19:14 says, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.”