This statement comes from the Book of Romans in the New Testament of the Bible. The Roman Empire was an oppressive and controlling force over the people of the middle east in Biblical times. The Book of Romans remains today as a lesson in how to overcome, and break free from, worldly oppression by using spiritual means. In Chapter 12, the Book of Romans tells the people 'Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good, acceptable and perfect.' Last week's blog spoke about the false messages, lies and illusions we can pick up as we journey through life in this world. If we believe negative things about ourselves and others, this will affect our physical posture, our behaviour and our choices. If we believe we are a victim or will be rejected, we interpret other people's behaviour in this light, which can have disastrous consequences for our life path. How can we renew our mind and get back on track towards the truth and freedom? Part of the adventure of living in this world is the opportunity to explore, having the free will to choose where to go and what to do. However, this also means we risk making mistakes, getting lost or getting hurt. There may come a day when we hit rock bottom, don't know where to go or what to do, wonder where we went wrong or how we're ever going to get back the life we had hoped to live. In the Book of Romans and in the Pathway Balancing Journey the message is the same - look for God's will for your life. Test out situations and use your discernment with people. Trust that God has a good plan for your life and step out in faith. Stop thinking like a victim and start asking what choices are available. Stop thinking you have to fit in with small-minded people and start seeking those who want to understand and encourage you. Stop thinking you have to take control when someone is in difficulty and start giving other people space to sort themselves out. As you think in a new way, you will behave in a new way. As you make new choices you will transform your outer circumstances and lifestyle. Get back on track with God for freedom, peace and joy to unfold in front of you again.
Pathway Balancing is about getting back on track with your connection to Divine power. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org Corrina Kennedy, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK