This is, for me, is one of those passages of scripture that keeps creeping up and never going away – especially as I try to move forward and try new things.
When you try new things, especially when it involves a few people, you need to make sure you include God.
A few years ago when I pursued a ‘life change’, my wife wasn’t 100% with the idea – she was about 75% and I thought that was ok. It was, ‘just ok’. After that came to a tough end, I heard God say – ‘make sure she is 100% with the next one’. This time I made it my goal to included her more in on my thoughts, my prayers and my plans. Those then, became ‘our’ thoughts, ‘our’ prayers, and ‘our’ plans. As we entered that next ‘life change’, it sure helped out a lot!
This is what God wants from us too, include Him more and don’t worry that He might say no, you never know, He might say YES! He loves you and has a plan for your life and He can also see into the future!
Romans 12:1,2 from the Message Bible
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.