Conforming or Transforming?


“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” –Romans 12:2 ESV


“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” –Romans 12:2 ESV

The dictionary defines transformation as: To change in condition, nature or character—convert.

Before Christ, you are conformed by a world vision that is eager to tell you how to look and act. It shades your thinking, blurs the lines between right and wrong and defines your values.

God’s Word is clear that when you surrender your life to Him and are “born-again,” you are brand new. At that moment transformation begins as you look at the world through a new set of eyes. It is a choice you have to make every day—conform or transform?

As you choose to read God’s Word, sing His praises, and immerse yourself in a good solid church that teaches truth, your thinking will become sharper and His values will become your own.

There is no shortcut. Your mind has to be continually filled with truth or you will risk drifting back to your old ways. When you are faithful to renew your mind, you open yourself up to discern the will of God. To know what is good, acceptable and even perfect. You are transformed!

Prayer Focus

  • Pray for God to give you wisdom to seek transformation over conformation.
  • Thank God for the transformational power of Jesus.

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