While there is a myriad of worldviews prevalent in our society today, there are ultimately only two paths we can follow in life: the way of the world or the way of God. God’s ways are very different than what we know and see in the world around us.
The world teaches us to glorify individuality and seek our own best interests at all costs, while God calls us to live sacrificially and seek the betterment of everyone. Pastor and Author Drenda Keesee said, “The greatest loss is the loss of one’s calling because we were listening to the wrong voices.”
He has called us to be set apart and holy, living by a different standard than what the world teaches. This can be challenging as we face immense pressure on all sides to conform to what everyone else is doing.
But through His Word, God has made it clear which path is the correct one. Romans 12:2 says, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” (NLT)
Now, it’s impossible to do this on our own power. But God doesn’t leave us without aid. Proverbs 3:5-6 reads, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (NIV). This verse makes our path forward abundantly clear. All we must do is submit ourselves to God, trusting in His guidance as we live out a personal relationship with Him. He will lead the way from there.
So, as we go through our lives, we are going to hear two voices guiding us: one toward the ways of the world and the other toward the ways of God. Whatever you do, don’t listen to the wrong voice.
Listen to the voice of God. He will lead you to live your best life on earth and to eternity with Him in His perfect eternal Kingdom.
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