Futile thinking. What is that? Futile thinking refers to the natural tendency of human beings to think their way away from God. It happens through intellectual pride, sinful rationalizations, and excuses that ultimately keep us out of relationship with the Lord. Futility causes us to do things again and again that we know we shouldn’t do. I think Albert Einstein said it best with his definition of insanity that seems to fit futility really well… “Futility is doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result” So where does your mind reside today?
1. In what ways have I seen futility creep into my thinking and into my actions?
2. In response to question #1, what am I doing to combat those thoughts and actions and take them captive?
Challenge: Commit Romans 12:2 to memory and meditate on it when it says “Do not be conformed to this world”. How can it be avoided? The pressure is on, subtly and bluntly from every side, to conform to what the world thinks and does. We want to think differently, but how? Paul tells us “Be transformed by the renewal of your mind.”
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