This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! -2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
Dictionary.com describes Culture shock as “a state of bewilderment and distress experienced by an individual who is suddenly exposed to a new, strange, or foreign social and cultural environment.” Change can be challenging. Similar to a culture shock, when you are brought out of the kingdom of darkness and adopted into the Kingdom of Light, your old life is gone, and a new life begins.
However, this new life does not manifest overnight. It takes years for God to transform you into the person He designed. However, the more you adapt to God’s ways of living, you comply more readily when additional change is presented.
Realizing not everyone is raised in a household of faith may help you understand the conversion some go through when God adopts them into His family later on in life. Depending on what they grew accustomed to while living in darkness, their new life in Christ can become challenging as they battle between the old life and their new life. Making yourself available to a new believer is one way you can serve God and help another brother or sister overcome the culture change they may experience.
- Let God know how thankful you are for the healthy changes He has already completed within you.
- Let God know that you’re willing to assist a new believer who may have questions concerning their new found faith.