The Best Way to get Unbrainwashed
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. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
God must have behaviors and customs of his own for me to follow if he so clearly expresses here not to follow the ones around me. That’s hard to wrap my brain around because society is intrenched in it’s ways. It’s like trying to get unbrainwashed. And it’s even harder to try and encourage others to get unbrainwashed too!
Change the way you think... Oh gosh, where do I start???
It is so important to really know Scripture in our day and age, otherwise I will think like everyone else even if it betrays all logic and common sense to do so.
For example, our government is not going to keep me safe. It’s obvious by the times we live in, but even more obvious when I know what God’s Word says. Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the Lord our God. Those nations will fall down and collapse, but we will rise up and stand firm (Psalm 20:7-8).
Another example, society’s opinion of body image is completely inaccurate. God’s Word tells me that I am wonderfully made, a product of marvelous workmanship (Psalm 139:13-14)! Our bodies grow as children without us doing anything about it. We look a certain way in our 20's and then panic in our 30's that we don’t look like we did in our 20's! Why not let our bodies do what they’re going to do and be content?
And for a very current example: Putting all my hope and faith in the medical profession is INSANE! Doctors have lots of theories and have made great discoveries by the hand of God, but Believers really need to get a grip and remember that no matter how nice a doctor may be, patients are just data to them. It is so common now for everyone to put their hope in medicine for good health instead of remembering that God is the one who sustains us (2 Corinthians 12:8-9). Remember, only 40 years ago DOCTORS were in cigarette commercials!
I could go on and on about everything else including the environment and education. The best way to get unbrainwashed is to know what the Bible really says. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect, and probably 180 degrees away from the behaviors and customs of this world.
Help me to remember that the current establishments seek to serve themselves; they’re all selling something, trying to get notoriety, or advance an agenda. I want to know what you think I should do. I want to be transformed into a new person by getting unbrainwashed. I want to know YOUR WILL which is not only good but also pleasing and perfect. And people just don’t trust you enough to think so! I don’t want to use my own logic, I want your Will because you are trustworthy, you have no political agenda, and you truly care about every bit of me! I love you and thank you and pray in Jesus’ name, amen.