“2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12
Often we are confronted with big decisions…decisions that will change the course of lives. In the passage above it seems our ability to discern God’s choice depends upon whether or not our minds have been renewed, which in turn transforms us.
When at these crossroads of life it is not only important to make sure we have been transformed, but it becomes equally important to discern if others, who will volunteer wisdom or who may even have a voice in the decision, have been and are being transformed by renewed minds.
When receiving wisdom or advice this should be my first question, “Is the wisdom being spoken from someone I perceive as being in the midst of transformation?” If the answer is no, then the wisdom must be set aside.