In what ways is it important to view a biblical worldview as affecting your desires?
A biblical worldview is depended upon the plans God has for my life, verses my own desires, for instance, I may want to be rich, but God may just want me to be comfortable. Therefore, it’s so important that we seek him first before making any decisions and scripture already tells us,”11For I know the plans I have for you,”declares the Lord,”plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”(Jeremiah 29:11, NIV) It’s also important to view bibical so, that we know and understand God’s thoughts towards us, this way we are in alignment with our purpose.
Have you ever experienced a conflict between what you know and what you desire?
I remember earlier in my relationship with God, there was a time when I would war in my spirit knowing the right thing to do, but my desire was pulling me towards the wrong thing. My conflict was me wanting to go to a club every weekend to be with my friends because this is what I enjoyed doing often. However, the more my relationship grew with Christ, the more my flesh still wanted to hangout, I would tell myself it’s not too bad if you go oneday instead of three.Oneday, I was driving to pick up a couple of my friends and this time it was different for me, we got to the club and I let them out, but I could not go in, after they went in I sat in the car crying to the extreme.At that point, I knew immediately there is no more straddling the fence and there needed to be a decision made.Scripture says,”I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold.I wish that you were one or the other! (Revelation 3:15, NLT)
Examine some potential pitfalls in your worldview or even the worldview you see upheld around you. How would you propose overcoming it?
We say that all men are created equal, but it’s not true because, history show that we are seperated by culture, race, and gender. It seems as though the more money you have, the more power you have. There is so much disrespect between one another, to the point whereas to, whatever comes out the mouth it is said, without a second thought.We can elect more politicians that has a heart for the people, also standing together on different laws that will work for everyone, not just for the ones that are powerful because of money and /or that have authority.