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Romans 12:1-2 teach us that we have to renew our minds to the Word of God. If we look at these verses of scripture in the Amplified Bible, we understand that we are to prove for ourselves what the will of God is. Us proving God’s will for ourselves is based on us renewing our minds to the Word of God. Renewing our mind to the word of God means that we reject the purpose that the world has for us and that we embrace the purpose that God has for us.
God’s will for us has to be proven by us! It is clear what God’s will is concerning many things and we learn this by reading His Word. Discerning His will for your life not only comes from the written Word, but it also comes to your heart by the inward witness from the Spirit of God. (We discuss the inward witness in the Faith Series) The Holy Spirit is our teacher and He leads us into all truth. You will not arrive at your purpose apart from the Spirit of God. If you don’t know God you will not know your purpose. You will receive the purpose that those who don’t know God have for you and you will fulfill who it is the world calls you to be.That’s dangerous and can even kill you!
Michael Jackson was trying to be who the world called him to be and was so driven by society that he lacked appropriate rest and sleep. He was trying to please others so much that he did not take care of himself. Being driven by others led him to seek sleep through medications and that action led to his death.
A problem in today’s society is an ignorance of purpose. Folks do what they want, when they want and how they want with total disregard to why they were created. Second Corinthians 4:4 teaches us that the enemy blinds folks – and folks have been blinded to purpose. We live in a “me” society based on feeling good and doing what feels right no matter the consequences.
What is your purpose? Why are you here? I will tell you that you are to give glory to God and you are here to make the lives of others better. Understanding that you have to prove your purpose and that you prove it by renewing your mind to the Word of God is a necessary step to fulfilling the purpose that God placed in you.
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