The verse is explicit: our minds (our will; our thinking) should line-up with God‘s will. The only question that remains is,
What is the will of God?
The first clue comes directly from the Ephesians passage. When the Apostle Paul instructs us, “Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others,” he is effectively saying, “As it pertains to God’s will, don’t be selfish.”
However, we’re still left with the question of God’s specific will for the individual. On that issue we turn to Second Peter.
“The Lord is…not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
Before we go any further, do you believe the truth revealed in John 3:16-17?
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
If you do, and if you want your will to be aligned with God’s will, then do as I have done and reverently insert your name into the 2 Peter 3:9 passage:
“The Lord and (Dave) are not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
Let this mind be in you!
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