“Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.” – Romans 12:2 (CEV).
What would it feel like to wake up one morning with your mental file cabinets rearranged by God?
How free would you feel if God cleared away thought clutter that wasn’t helping you, or his kingdom, and placed the most important thoughts front and center for you?
Great. It would feel really great.
And he will do that for his people, when we do the first part of Romans 12:2.
Envision a mold like the ones used for making bars of soap. The soap will take the shape of whatever mold it is poured into. Our thoughts and actions will, too. There are spiritual forces at work trying to “conform” us to fit into the mold of the world. But we can resist those forces. Our task is to not pour ourselves into the pattern of this world–by not following its behaviors and customs.
After that, we don’t have to transform ourselves, God will do that if we let him. The New Living Translation says, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”
It’s a good day to be transformed by God.