THURSDAY 19TH MAY,2016
TOPIC: GOD’s WILL FOR YOU (3)
TEXT: Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
In order to fulfill God’s will for your life, you’ll have to deal with what other people want you to be. Your boss wants you to be more productive. Your health club wants you to be fitter. The world economic system wants you deeper in debt. It seems like everybody has an agenda for you, and, if you spend your life trying to meet their expectations, you’ll never be free. Sometimes loving people means having to disappoint them. Seeking to become the person others want you to be is a shallow way to live. Nobody can tell you exactly how to change, because only God knows. Even you can’t tell yourself how to change, because you didn’t create yourself.
To love someone is to desire and work toward their becoming the best possible version of themselves and the one person in the entire universe who’s qualified to do this is God. Unlike people, God has no hidden agenda or unmet needs that He’s hoping you can help Him with. He knows what the best version of you looks like.
He delights in the very idea of it, and is already working to bring it to fruition in your life. The Bible says, ‘…In all things God works for the good of those who love Him…’ That means God is at work every moment to help you become His best version of you and you’ll only be truly free when you make up your mind to be happy about being the person God meant you to be—the one He’s working on every day.
MEDITATION: Rom. 8:28
STUDY THE BIBLE
ACTS 26:19-32/1SAM 1:1-2:1-10/PS 49