We are born. We live a bit then we die, eh? No! There is so much that happens in the in between time for a lot of people. Whether or not we experience all that life has to offer or if we experience all that God has to offer is up to us.
Elisabeth Elliot said “The will of God is not something you add to your life. It’s a course you choose. You either line yourself up with the Son of God…or you capitulate to the principal which governs the rest of the world.”
Romans 12:12 says “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God”.
It is so hard to live in a world and to not become like it. Especially when it seems like you can be good and still have fun like the world does. The only way to grow toward God and not the world is to be in the word. Other wise things like Chinese proverbs and quotes from your granny start to seem like words to live by. Now I’m not saying those things aren’t great too but I am saying in order to know what God says and what Jesus would do we have to be in the word. With out be in the word of God we are taking a chance on missing his perfect will for our life. It is like this, if you get in the car and you desire to end up at the but you’ve never been there. You want to go but you never look at your map, or turn on your gps. So you drive and drive but never make it to the beach. You end up at some splash park instead. Bummer.
Life is the same. You have a destiny. You have a final destination. There is a specific route you are meant and suppose to take. Your bible is your map. That is your gps. If you don’t utilize it there is no gaurentee you are not going to end up who knows where. Certainly not experienceing divine plans for your life.
Your destiny isn’t to be more like the world. Your destiny is to be more like Christ. In order to get there you have to read and know what he actually said.
Start small. You can do it. We are doing it together. You’re reading this right now. That is a great start. Write down Romans 12:12. Meditate on that see what happens. Pray about it ask God to give you a desire to read his word. Be transformed not conformed to the world, girl be you.
May you be blessed and encouraged.
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