What is a worldview? Worldview is an individual way of understanding life as it happens to them. If you can understand how you view the world around you, its helps make sense of issues people face in day to day life.
1. The Question of Origin – It is written in the scriptures that God created the Heavens and the Earth in six days. In the book of Genesis God explains how he created Heaven, Earth and final man (Genesis 2:1-4, 7, 21-23). 2. The Question of Identity – Who are we? We are children of God; made in his own image. God formed man on the sixth day from the dust on the ground. He breathed life into man and he became a living man (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:7). 3. The Question of Meaning/Purpose – We are here to worship and praise God for his glory. Share the word about God’s ...view middle of the document...
If we have accepted Jesus Christ as our personal savior, lived our lives as the scriptures have instructed us too. If we have done good deeds, stood up for our beliefs and shared in the word of God, then Jesus will not forsake us. He made the promise that if we believed in him and do not for sake him, we shall have eternal life with him in the Kingdom of Heaven (John 3:36, Matthew 12: 36-37).
How might a biblical worldview influence the way you think about, treat and speak to others on a daily basis? Having an understanding of my own belief system and realizing that there are other beliefs will help me relate better to other individuals. By having this understanding, I am able to see how someone else may view things and possibly not be so judgmental. Even though, I might not share the same view as someone else, I can at least speak and treat them with respect. Often I have found if I treat someone with respect and dignity, the lines of communication open up, allowing me to share some of my views and opinions without coming across as being pushy or belittling.
Knowing my worldviews better, will allow me communicate better with patients, as well as their families. It is much easier to help teach patients and their families, if you have a clearer understanding of their views and religious beliefs. Most of the patients I will encounter will be going through some type of substance abuse withdrawal. They will need a change in lifestyles, as well as a new belief system. When these individual enters a program, they need desperately to turn their life over to God for help. They need to know and believe that they are not alone. That God will never leave them in a time of need. Once an individual realizes that he is loved and his life has purpose, they try hard to turn their life around and make a difference. Even research studies have shown that people who turn their life over to Jesus and truly believe in him have fewer relapses than those who do not seek him out.