Going with the flow or transformed

Posted: June 4, 2012 in Faith, Identity
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Romans 12:2

J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

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.

Last night I watched a scientific documentary on people who go with the flow. They were given signs to follow and everyone followed them. People were touching their nose in front of everyone and others began doing the same thing. People were hearing a bell-like noise and they began to stand up and the people who did not know what was going on followed suit.

It was amazing to watch this documentary. I laughed a lot but as I sat and watched I heard the Holy Spirit speak this to me… The Word of God says to not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of our mind. People are following others even when they don’t know what they’re doing. People will do things that others are doing so that they’ll not be left out. Everyone wants to be part of the in-crowd! If the Believer does not quickly renew his mind then he will fit into the worldly ways and manners. He will be going with the flow!

I liked the Phillips version because it uses the word mold. Many times we do what others do because we don’t want to be left out of the crowd. We want to fit into the same mold. However as a Christian we are not supposed to fit into the world’s mold. We are supposed to be the ones with the new witty ideas and new ways. The believers mind is to be renewed and changed daily. If you would like to see if you’re following a molded idea, then change your routine in the morning. I am sure if you change that routine you will find yourself slightly irritable because your mind is used to the daily morning routine.

Conform is defined as comply with rules, standards, or laws. Mold is defined as form (an object with a particular shape) out of easily manipulated material. Are you easily manipulated? Do you just go with the flow? Break the mold is defined as put an end to a restrictive pattern of events or behavior by doing things in a markedly different way. This last definition is powerful to think that God did not create the human being to be the same as everyone else. He created us to be creative just like Him. If it were not so then why should we have the mind of Christ. Jesus was different from all and He was flesh and blood like you and I. People had a problem with Him because He did not go with the flow. Jesus was so different that many could not comprehend. Many questioned His authority and power. If we are to model Jesus in this world then why don’t we see more healing and miracles? Perhaps our minds are not renewed and most likely we are going with the flow…

I dare you to be different! I dare you to break the mold and to make a change! It needs to be biblical to be different from the world.

Scripture Study: 2 Corinthians 13:1-5

Be Blessed!

  1. Men of Mud says:

    Amen! How we all look to others for how we should be, instead we should be looking to God’s Word! Nice post!

  2. Don’t let the world squeeze you into it’s own mold… I like that Pastor

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