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 Godâs will is…~ Rom 12.2 (NIV)
The world isn’t all bad, part of the “world” are others around you. Other leaders organizations, church leaders, bloggers, authors and the latest gurus. Most of these are great. They are following God, movers and shakers, setting the world on fire.
Unfortunately, when we hear their success or a new exciting way of doing something and the question goes through our mind,Â “is that what I’ve been looking for?” It’s really working great for them. So it becomes easy to”conform” to their new idea…well, because it seems like a successful “quick” fix.
That may be the opposite of what God really wants you to do. Just because God gave it to them, doesn’t mean it’s for you. It’s their pattern and vision from God, you have to get your own, no short cuts. That’s what it means not to conform, or follow the pattern of someone else, you have to wholeheartedly seek God for His will for you.
Go back to the vision. Go back to your passion. Revisit the fire that has driven you to where you are now. From that place pray, fast, meditate, be quiet before God and let Him make your mind new! Let Him transform you into where He wants you to be or go next. Yes, that is real HARD work, not a quick read and pray. But spiritual labor.
In that place, the humble broken, open place before God you will “prove God’s will for you.” That’s your next step.