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. Romans 12:2 NIV
Most of the time we want the best of both worlds. We want God’s peace, security and eternal assurance yet we cannot let loose from the pleasures of the world. Living such a double life is like living in the shade. You might say oh I am in the light of God but the truth is that living in the shade is the same as living in darkness.
Jesus himself stated that we cannot serve two masters (Matthew 6:24). This also means that we cannot live in the shade aka darkness and pretend to listen from God and partake in HIS glorious will for you.
Paul has been very clear ” Do not conform to the pattern of the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Only if we allow the Holy Spirit to transform the way we think by spending undivided time with God through prayer and meditation on HIS Word we can start to clear up all those elements who are keeping us today in that shade, till we start seeing the glorious light of God’s will in our lives and what today might seem as sacrifices or restrictions, would result in true freedom and the delight of your life.
You have to try it to experience these words. Do not worry, the world will always be willing to take you back…..
Time to experience life….time to let the Holy Spirit renew your mind and give you a deep revelation of God’s true will for your life.