Be Like God - Taking Christianity Into the World
"Do not conform any longer 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 God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2
Do you have "Statusitis?" Do you care more about the world or about God? We are told in the New Testament in Romans 12:2 we are told to not be like the world but to conform our mind and ways to His. Living in the way of the world is a recipe for failure, while living for the Kingdom offers immediate peace and eternal awards.
Five Ways to Determine if you have "Statusitis"
-Are you more concerned about the way you look or about what you think? If you spend more time in front of the mirror or in God's word or if you spend more time looking at fashion magazines than the Godly training of your mind, then it is time to re-group and re-prioritize.
-Are you more concerned about what your friends think or What God thinks? Listening to the gossip of the day is a recipe for disaster. Leaning into and towards God's truths and away from the world's turbulence is a path toward true freedom.
-Are you more concerned about social events or Church events & God moments? There is nothing wrong with social events, in fact, every good and perfect gift is from God. However, if social affairs rather than God's desires for your life indicates it is time to re-group.
-Are you more concerned with athletics, work, kids or with God? Knowing who you are in God is more important than being a wife, husband, sibling, or child. Though God tells us we are to take care of our bodies, families and our responsibilities, we are not to worship them. Putting anything before God is indeed the worship of false idols.
-Are you more concerned with what you have or who God made you to be? Nothing you presently have will be taken with you when you leave this earth so it is better to travel light. It is not wrong to have nice things, but for those who live for them is choosing to live outside of God's will.
"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." 1 John 2:15
John Dillard is a Christian Speaker/Author and Certified Public Accountant (All Rights Reserved). To See how he takes Christ along with him to work visit http://www.hiscpa.com/ (An Atlanta CPA firm) and for his latest book Overcoming Life's 9/11's: Job's Journey and to learn about his ministry visit http://www.john-dillard.com/