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Friday, January 25, 2013

My Conviction Leads My Spiritual Growth

In summary of Romans 12:2 it says, “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you”

Bottom line:
Don’t let what you see around you in the world make you comfortable in the way it thinks, softening up your thinking.  Instead look to God for what is right, then you will be changed from the inside out. You will be able to recognize what he wants from you.  God will bring the best out of you.

What this means to me:
I am not to adopt the behavior and thoughts of the world around me which adapts to superficial customs.  I need to be careful that I don’t let what’s around me squeeze me into is mould.  The only way to combat this is to let God refresh and transform my thinking to be more in line with his.  The closer I get to him the more I’ll know his will for me and more I’ll develop and grow in character being the person he wants me to be.  Knowing his will helps develop convictions in me.  Without convictions I would likely fall to the mercy of circumstances or to following the culture around me.  It’s highly important that I don’t let others determine what my life will be about.  It is my convictions that help me be diligent in growing spiritually, they help me stick with it even when I’m tempted to be discourage or give up.  If I’m to be a person of impact in the world for him, I need to hold to strong and deep convictions and then help others understand what he’s all about and how following him can make a big difference in life.

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