Today, a politician was labeled a flip-flopper by the opposition. Routine stuff. The name has taken on the poison that used to be reserved for felons. The new worst sin: flip-flopping. The real villain is a person who changes her mind. Bull.
I thought changing our minds was part of maturing. In youth, we hold opinions with a vise grip. As we mature (not age: aging people may not mature,) we see the other side, embrace the bigger picture, incorporate personal experiences, and move farther from viewing all the world from only our vantage point.
I believe that, to follow Christ, one must change one's mind. Not always. Not willy nilly. But we must change our mind. God has a place for flip-floppers.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
(1 John 1:8)
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
When have you changed your mind about a long held view because God has called you to a deeper life? Where is God working on you right now to change your mind?
May you faithfully flip-flop.