Followers of Christ
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
~ Rom 12:12
The difficulties and problems of this world have a marked influence on our lives. Somehow, people are also influenced by times of prosperity and peace. In times of fighting/war …. and economic depression, like now, people tend to become pessimistic and depressed. In good times they are light-hearted and cheerful. Have you found this to be so?
As a responsible citizen you should feel at least partially responsible for the world condition. However, there is always the danger of being tempted to allow circumstances to affect your judgement on events in your own life as well as in the lives of those who depend on you. If you depend on world conditions for your decisions in your domestic, spiritual and business life, you are most certainly looking for trouble.
To be able to live a well-balanced life and evaluate every situation calmly and sensibly, you should require clarity of vision and mind.
Surrender your life to Him, unconditionally, and allow His Holy Spirit to guide you in everything that you are involved with. If you do this, you will be surprised to find that you are living your life according to God’s perfect will for you and not according to the dictations of a changing world.
God has placed both good and evil within our power and gave us absolute freedom of choice.
He does not hold back the unwilling, but embraces those are are willing.
~ John Chrisostimus ~