Duane Vander Klok
But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
Every one of us has developed a lens through which we see the world. Your worldview affects how you relate to others, make decisions, and think about life. As a believer, your worldview should match God’s. When it doesn’t, the enemy can get you off track and away from God’s plan for you! So how can you align your worldview with God’s?
In order to realign your worldview, you need to allow God to work in your heart. There may be a few things in your life that are broken, frustrating, or distracting. If you allow those things to shape your lens, they will control your actions and direction of your life. When you are faced with a difficult situation, you have to make the first move – adopt God’s attitude. Find out what He is saying about your situation.
There are a few foundational layers to God’s worldview. First, remember that this life is temporary, and seek first God’s Kingdom over everything on this earth. You can endure just about anything when you think about the joy set before you in heaven. Just like Jesus on the cross, there is something so much better ahead of you. 2 Corinthians 4:18 says, For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. The things of this world will pass away, but know that your years on earth will affect your eternity!
Second, your life is not about you. You were made to live for others – a self-centered life will never satisfy you. Philippians 2:3-4 says, Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. It is not your responsibility to fill everyone else’s cup, but you are called to empty yours. You are called to do your best to serve and love others. What gifts has God given you to serve others with?
As you look at the areas where your worldview needs to change, allow God to move in your heart and mind. In Christ, you are a new creation!