What does culture around you look like?
Does it seem to keep changing?
For those of you that know me…. does this seem to be my culture?
I sometimes think, wonder what I would look like with my hair dyed and not so much gray.
What if I got some diamond stud earrings….
I like tattoos on other people, what if I got one, what would people think?
Nothing wrong with any of the things that I have done to myself today….but it is really NOT me
CULTURE is all around us:
Facebook, twitter, instagram, presidency, iphone, same sex marriage, technology, kids becoming adults in a face paced world.
CULTURE is everywhere and change is daily.
Why do we pay ridiculous amounts of money for designer clothes, shoes, hats? They are all made in a 3rd world country where labor is cheap…..answer: CULTURE
Why is it that we buy things we don’t need to impress people we don’t even know…..CULTURE
Why is it that 3.4 million people die annually in 3rd world countries from dirty drinking water, when in America there is enough money made in 6 months to drill wells to end epidemic…CULTURE – selfish
Why is it that people go hungry in other countries while in America we throw away food everyday as if no one needs it….CULTURE
As believers we either Shape our Culture or we conform to the culture around us.
Romans 12:2; MSG
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.