Romans 12:2

I wanted to start this post with an announcement:

I know that I don’t post regularly, but I have decided that I will try to post at least once two weeks.

Also, I have decided that I am going to focus this blog on Christian topics instead of Christian and adult topics. The topics are Christian topics that can be for young adults and up.

 

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will”

I was listening to a podcast of a sermon from my home church from when I went to university last night on prayer. The verse quoted above from Romans 12 was one of the verses mentioned. This is one of the verses that I have memorized, well, the first half of the verse anyways, but just looking at that verse got me thinking about the ways of this world and the ways of the Lord.

The ways of this world, probably not in this order, have a good job, make good and lots of money, get married, have kids, buy a house, buy a car, and lead a busy life.

The ways of the Lord, see people enter the Kingdom of God, do Kingdom work (do what the Lord has called you to do), and keep your eyes focused on God and what He wants.

Notice a difference?

The ways of the world seems to be all about “me” and I what I want from life whereas the ways of the Lord is selfless. We are not called to live a life that is “all about me”; I mean, look at the world that we live in, we live in a corrupt and broken world. Therefore, something must not be working and we should figure out what we can do to make it better.

This is not my way of saying that having a job, making money, getting married, having kids, having a house, and having a car is a bad thing,  if you have dreams about any of these things and want to have anything from the list, pursue it. This post is just my way of saying, don’t make life all about “me” and what I want out of life.

 

Feel free to comment on what you think.

 

1 thought on “Romans 12:2

  1. Love this. When my eyes are not on Him, they are stuck in the world. Amazing how fixing our eyes on Him helps give us clarity!

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