If God could change me any way He wished, what would He change? How would the way I think be different? How would what I value be different? How would my priorities change? What would happen to the way I use my time? In what would I get involved? What would I discontinue? How would my to do list be altered?
Of this I feel certainwe all would change! The congregation, dating, marriages, parenting, job performance, and relationships would change! In fact, most of usif not all of uswould be shocked at some of the changes God made in us. Not only would we be astounded at some areas of alteration God made, but when we knew and understood the reason, we would be even more astounded.
Some changes we prize. Many prize becoming a teenager. Many prize becoming 16 so we can acquire a drivers license. Many prize high school graduation, college graduation, qualifying for most anything, a first paycheck, a wanted job, a wanted engagement, a wanted marriage, a wanted birth, a first home, a first car, etc.
Some changes we do not like. Many do not like turning 30 or 40 or 50 need we go any further? Most do not like divorce, ruptured relationships, boring jobs, debt, traffic violations, unreasonable stress, being dominated by unbearable people, over commitment, impossible expectations, sickness, death, etc.
Transformation is about changing us. Generally speaking, adults least like change when it involves changing me. Do not mess with my bodyI like it the way it is! Do not mess with my mindI like it the way it is! Do not mess with my prioritiesI like them the way they are! I am okay. I have no complaints with me! Why can you not just accept me as okay? If I am pleased with me, why cant you be pleased with me?
Being a Christian is choosing to be transformed. Choosing to be transformed is choosing to change. It is choosing to allow God into my heart by changing the way I feel. It is choosing to allow God into my mind by changing the way I think. It is choosing to allow God into my body by changing how I use it. It is choosing to allow God to make me a person who never stops growing in His values and priorities. It is choosing to live for eternity instead of living for now.
Transformation is not about joining an organization and conforming to expectations of others. It is about becoming the person God can make me. Transformation never stops!
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