Seeing Like God
A wise man once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
Did you know that you have a worldview? Everyone does. Every single person on Earth has a worldview. What is it, you ask? It is your mental map of reality. Or, it is the sum total of all things you believe to be true, whether they are in fact true or not.
We base every decision we make on our worldview. We want to make decisions that please God, that strengthen our families, and that show Jesus Christ to the world around us. In order to make those kinds of decisions, more than a few of our habits must change.
Paul writes to the Christians at Rome, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” (Romans 12:2a) At the deepest level of ourselves, our worldview must be transformed.
No one but God has a worldview that is 100% accurate. NO ONE. Listening to God is the most trustworthy way to transform our worldviews from the confusion we once had into a reasonably accurate understanding of ultimate reality.
This transformation will involve a lifelong journey of unlearning things we’ve come to believe, and learning and living out a BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW. So this month, I challenge you to sit back and examine some of your decisions. WHY did you do ? WHAT made you think that way?
Here’s the promise Paul makes: when you have fully integrated the biblical worldview into your life, “by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2b)
Don’t we all want to know what God wants us to do?
Grace and peace!