“Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, meets all his demands and moves towards the goal of true maturity.” (Romans 12: 2, JB Phillips New Testament)
Your potential for life and for joy goes way beyond what the world around you would suggest. You don’t have to squeeze yourself into a mold of human expectations and opinions about life and individual expression. This approach to living would always have us feel either stifled or inadequate. It is a box which would essentially impede our progress, our growth in understanding, in demonstration, and in peace.
Instead of agreeing to the world’s patterns and trying to emulate them, be free! Give yourself permission to give up and now the uncomfortable agreement to live out life in a way that either feels confining or impossible. Let God redesign your thinking, open your mind and your very life to the great possibilities available to you—possibilities that will not only cause you to flourish, but will bring you contentment as well. These out-of-the-box divine opportunities must necessarily bring a true satisfaction that provides the strength and peace to give, to share, to bring more glory to God and more healing to our often deluded, confused world.
As we give up judgment on our lives—our own analysis or the judgment of others—we are able to let God’s natural movement happen. We are able to release ourselves to the Life that God has already planned for us, that expression of Him that feels most genuine, real, right, expansive, and healing.
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