“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12: 2, New Living Translation)
How often do we attempt to gain a successful life with the approach of mimicking the world’s presentations of what constitutes the ideal? We look at the parade of things and situations that look best, that fit a certain customary way of doing things, and we hope to achieve this picture of well-being.
And yet, the traditions and expectations of the world should not be our goal or our path to contentment. These are too small for us, and yet not specific enough either. They are limited and random. The so-called ideal for perfect human life has transformed significantly over time and across cultures. It is not a reliable standard and it is not one that has Spirit and its limitless goodness behind it.
If you want to know what will bring you peace and joy and a feeling of worth and satisfaction, stop gauging things according to the world’s “acceptable” view of what that is. Let God change your thought—transform your consciousness to one that is truly grounded on a reliable Principle, Truth and Love. Let God’s expansive vision of reality show you what is truly possible to you—what excites and at the same time settles your soul. This transformation is truly a revelation. It is God’s natural revealing of you. It is not as the world would have you appear, to conform, to be like everyone else, but as God sees you—rich in what is right, full of genuine joy, and uniquely yours to be and to live and to share.
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