Romans 12:2 says “Do not conform any longer 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.”
Every since we were children we’ve allowed external circumstances to influence our spiritual being. For instance if someone called you a bad name and you weren’t confident enough or had enough sense to know better than to fall for it, then you would easily conform to that. As a result that could lower your self confidence and ruin your self-image.
If you were raised in an abusive household then naturally you might take on a destructive pattern of life.
It’s amazing how you can tell the lifestyle a person leads by their actions. If someone is rooted and grounded in the Word of God, their lifestyle will reflect that. If someone speaks positive words over their life and expects greatness then that will be reflected as well. On the contrary, if they’re strung out on drugs or leading a life of destruction then that becomes apparent also.
But it’s important for you to know that no matter what lifestyle you led in the past you can be tranformed. That negative thought pattern that you led can be [Read more...]