Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Discernment for Contentment

Romans 12:2 : Transform. Renew. Discern.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. 

This age.

This high speed age.

This drive-thru mentality.

Instant access.



More, more, more...

It's easy to become discontented in a world that tells you that's what's expected.

Everywhere we look, there's something encouraging us to be discontented. We may not be told this in so many words, but the message is clear.

It's never enough.

So we believe it. We buy into the lies.

After all, how can we be happy and content in a world full of such sorrow?

In Romans, though, we are told to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

Renewing our minds means going against the expected in this society... not conforming to this world...

We renew our minds by seeking Him first and choosing happy.

This is a daily process.

Daily, we must renew our minds to be transformed, through Christ's power in us.

A renewal where we ask Him to empower us to think like Him. See like Him. Forgive like Him. Love like Him.

And when we renew our minds and become transformed, we are able to become more content in where we are, because we start seeing it in light of eternity.

We start perceiving it as He would perceive it.

Renewing our minds helps us discern what is the good, perfect, and pleasing will of God.

Helps us discern our purpose.

When we discern, or understand this, we can become content because we know that even in the bad, we are right smack in the middle of where God wants us to be.

Content to know that even though we can't always see it, He's working good.

And content that even when we aren't sufficient, His grace always is.

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