Numbers 16:28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.
“Have you lost your mind?” “What were you thinking?” “That’s insane!” “Get your head on straight.”
Being outside the framework of worldly thinking, followers of Christ are often seen as being duped, deluded, irrational, or just plain stupid. Attacks on our mental state is often the easiest course of action for those who oppose Christ.
The life of faith that we have chosen is one where we seek the mind of Christ. When we do find it, we still have to make a choice. Scoffers often assume that we have no mind of our own. The truth is far from it. To hear, to believe to obey is totally mental. We have not lost our minds we make choices that are based in faith and that is what they do not have.
The world fails to relinquish control. They are the masters of their own destiny. They see us as mindless puppets, controlled by some insane pattern of mass delusion. Yet when they see us act in a way which is totally human in nature they call us hypocrites. All because they have no concept of what faith really is in our lives. They think that faith is a choice.
Faith isn’t a choice, it is a gift from God. Our access into all that faith can do for us is still within our control to make that choice to do of our own mind or His.
Romans 12 (select text) be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Receiving faith does not relieve you of the responsibility of thinking.