by Pastor Mark Jordan
“Do not conform 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 12:2, NIV)
So how is your week going looking to Hero Up! for Jesus? So far we’ve explored keeping your bearings in Christ while serving others, leading others as you are led into a God-saved life, and keeping the discipline necessary for the arena of eternity. As we continue our Hero Up! series this week, I want to get into some practical advice for how to move forward.
The first thing I want you to do is think like a hero. Heroes are diligent about their task. I am reminded of a scene in the Justice League movie when the heroes had their first battle with the main villain in the film. The Flash had never done battle before, only using his super speed to “push people out of the way.” Batman told The Flash to just save one of the hostages. Flash followed up by asking, “Then what,” to which Batman replied, “You’ll know what to do.” The Flash realized that just saving one wasn’t enough, so he freed all of the hostages and then joined the rest of the heroes for the battle. Batman seemed to know that The Flash needed to think like a hero, and everything else would fall into place.
The same can similarly be said for the Jesus follower. Once we start thinking like Jesus would have us think, our eyes are opened to the places and people God is leading so we can lead them to a God-saved life. This requires a change in thinking which comes from a transformation initiated from the inside-out. Now bear in mind, this is the power of God transforming you and then transforming your worldview based on His perfect will; in other words, not your’s. Still, learning to think like a hero will reveal the people and places God is leading you so you can lead them to God.
Prayer: Dear God, forgive me for the times I act according to my own will and not yours. Help me transform my thinking so I am living for, and serving, you. I want to be transformed, so I can help others experience transformation, too. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.