By Mark Shields
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
In the post “Focused on the Purpose”, the take away was the need to get everyone pulling in the same direction. Moses had his dissenters as Korah, Dathan, and Abiram along with 250 Israelite leaders rose up to oppose.
God has a definite purpose for each of us and to fulfill the purpose, it takes bravery to stand up to those against us. They might plot against us because it threatens their way of life but with courage, we can stand up and be a transformer rather than a conformer.
It is impossible to satisfy everyone. We just need to set out to follow God’s way. Some will love us but some will hate us no matter what! The important thing is to know that it is God who has all authority as the song God You Reign by Lincoln Brewster points out.