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
Written about in the post “Committed” was that the sons of Reuben and Gad had a desire to settle on the east side of Jordan so they passionately propositioned Moses and Eleazer about their wishes. For the land on the east side of the Jordan was suitable for their large herds and flocks with good pasture land.
As you set your priorities along the journey, there are times when you may have a desire and the fire or passion to fulfill a purpose God has for you but you may want to stay committed to your brothers and sisters in Christ.
As you determine what talent or gift you can best use in building up Christ and the church or do your thing for God’s glory, take inspiration from the song Different by Micah Tyler. Desire to be set apart, be change, and have a passion for sharing. Break the worldly pattern of seeking worldly desires and start something different that is in God’s will – His good, pleasing and perfect will.