Proving His Will
“Do not conform 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
All of us have taken tests in our lives. In school, tests are a daily grind. The instructor wants to see if what he or she is delivering actually docked and made it to the warehouse of our minds. A test, from time to time, is critical to see if we are where we are supposed to be.
Those of us who claim to know Christ want to live the best we can. We desire to please God and do His will, but to tell you the truth, dealing with the will of God is one of the most challenging issues of the Christian walk. Many continually question, “Am I really in His will?”
The problem of struggling with His will is that we have often failed to let go of the ways of the world and be transformed through the renewing of our minds. Our minds must be set in God’s way and by God’s standards.
This word “transformed” is the same metamorphosis that takes place with a butterfly – from the cocoon to the radiant, beautiful creature it becomes.
To test and try God’s will, and be assured that it works and His ways are right, there must first be a change in us. We cannot approach a Holy God with unholy thought processes and produce holy results.
So, as verse one indicates, we lay ourselves fully on the altar of God as a living sacrifice, let the world go from our minds and conform to His, and His will in our lives will become a daily reality and a walk that pleases, not only Him, but us as well.