Many many years ago some young boys were talking about super-heros. They each told which one they like to be or what super-power they would like to have. I remember one saying he’d like to have the power to be invisible. An invisible man would be cool. You could go anywhere without being seen and seeing all you want to see.
Of all the super-powers out there this boy picks to be invisible. What about strength, speed, flying and being invincible? And don’t forget the suits! What’s an invisible man to wear?
I’m thinking about super-powers because I’m thinking there is one we all possess. It is the power of will. Could you imagine having the power to “will” someone to be healed and it immediately happens. Or to be financially stable, highly successful in college with great grades and achievements?
Even though we are limited in the exercise of our wills we still possess a tremendous power. We are not the only one whose will is limited. “God has willed Himself to be limited in the exercise of His will.” He has chosen to allow us freedom in the use of our will and not to treat us like a puppet on a string.
Your super-power is the free exercise of your will. You get to chose whether or not to mirror what I call the GAP will of God. The GAP will is found in Romans 12:1-2.
“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:1, 2 NASB)
GAP = Good, Acceptable, Perfect
I. Good is alway right.
God is not going to will for you to do wrong. Therefore, you should always do or will to do what is right. If its the right thing to do, then do it.
When you’re doing the wrong thing know for sure you’re not in God’s “Good” will.
II. Acceptable is being well pleasing to God in your actions and decisions.
God doesn’t make you do anything anymore than the devil makes you to do anything. Therefore, when you act out, make it something that God is well pleased with.
That means you’ve got to follow His guidelines. He has a standard of what is acceptable. And He is pretty clear about it.
III. Perfect is free of accusations, ulterior motives, and absent of suspicion.
Perfect in the King James Version often means mature. remember your decisions will affect you throughout your life. There are things we do that cannot be undone. Reputations, tattoos, verbal abuses, etc…
In conclusion let me encourage you to use your super-power as God wills. Doing so will make you a Super-hero.
Until next time,