Have you ever given any thought to the way you see the world? Why do you make the decisions that you make? How did you make the friends that you have? You might say by accident, or maybe even just due to chance. But really, when it comes down to it, we all make our decisions based upon something. That something is often referred to as your worldview.
Your worldview influences every area of your life. It influences your decisions, how you see things, and the course you take in your life. And depending on your worldview, you’ll make decisions differently than someone who has a different worldview than you.
Your worldview is a little like a pair of sunglasses. If you put those sunglasses on, things are going to look different to you than they might to someone else who isn’t wearing them. You might see things darker than they really are due to the tinted lenses, or perhaps if they’re colored lenses, you might see things different colors than someone who isn’t wearing the same glasses.
Your worldview is how you see the world. And it influences every decision and everything that you do. And as Christians, we’re encouraged to place our thoughts and mind on the things of God. That means that we should be striving to base our worldview on God’s word. Check out this verse.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. – Colossians 3:2 (NIV)
So if we’re to be following after Jesus, we should let Him help us set our worldview. We should be getting His thoughts, His ideas, and His direction for our future.
Rather than rely on our own knowledge, which can be flawed, we should be seeking to know Him. We should be aligning our thoughts and ideas with the Bible, and let the Bible be the source of our worldview.