Follow The Dot?

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Many times Christians become super consumed with figuring out what the will of God is for their lives. A frantic search ensues, seeking the spot on the map God would have you at. It’s as if God’s will for you is within this dot and you must search until you find it. You don’t want to miss the dot. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that God does set apart individuals for ministry and does call people to specific places for specific tasks. However, first and foremost, God is concerned with the attitude of our heart more than our actions. Meaning, He desires for us to grow into a reflection of His son Jesus Christ.

His will is wrapped up Roman’s 12:1-2:

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.  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.”

This is only made possible as we allow God to transform us, not just in external behavior but within our minds. “Be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” He is asking us to be laid down lovers walking in humility and holiness, being present in the present and sharing life with others. He provides a path for us to follow and teaches us how to live and how to love. It’s less of a specific physical location and more of a spiritual state of being. His word rings true in Isaiah 30:21  “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”” He will be your spiritual compass, and whether you turn to the left or the right His voice will whisper to your soul assuring you that this is the way… walk in it. After all, early Christians were called followers of the way not followers of the dot.

 

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