“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.” Romans 12:2
This world has nothing to offer those who have been transformed by the power of God’s Holy Spirit. It offers nothing more than one passing fad after another, yet many times we fail to see that. I believe it’s a matter of where our focus lies. Have we allowed our minds to be fully transformed by God’s Holy Spirit? If not, how will we ever know that God’s good, pleasing and perfect will is for our lives?
The Holy Spirit, who is now within the new believer, sparks a transformation that takes place in them. He never just makes alterations, for God forces His will on no one. He guides and directs, convicts and restores. Our salvation is a constant work in progress that we must work at it diligently and deliberately. It is the act of our will submitting to the will of God.
Once the redemptive process has renewed our mind things begin to look differently to us. We start to realize that many of the things that surround us are nothing more than distractions designed to steal our time and attention away from God. We must fight the natural urge to conform to the pattern of this world. We are no longer of this world. Our citizenship is now marked for heaven. Focus on the One who redeemed your soul and not the world that seeks to rob it from you. We allow ourselves to become far too cavalier regarding the seriousness of daily walk with God. We become ineffective as a witness for Him due to our lack of resolve. Take your eyes off false promises that lie about you and refocus on the God’s plan for you. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Reference used: The Reformation Study Bible