Ok so you know how there are verses in the Bible that when you read them, they just roll off your tongue so nice and sound so beautiful. Â But in all reality to live out what they mean is just plain hard. Â Well I have had a verseÂ just rolling around in my heart that is just that, hard! Â I hope its ok if I share itÂ with you today. Â It’s from Romans 12:2 which says, ” Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind. Â Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Â Another version of the Bible says it this way. “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Â Instead, fix your attention on God. Â You’ll be changed from the inside out.”
Now I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of a fan of fitting in without even thinking about it. Â I don’t want to be different. Â I want to do things just like everybody else does. Â But according to Scripture that’s just not ok. Â And can we just for a moment say that’s hard? Â And I know the promises He offers if we don’t conform are awesome, but still not conforming…its not my thing! Â But as I sat in church on Sunday morning next to my husband, I again felt this call in my heart to not conform. Â And its scary sometimes because that means we have NO idea whats coming next sinceÂ we are following His plan and not the worlds. Â So today in the midst of the hard, when I just want to fit in, I am gonna cling with all I got to that promise…that I’ll be changed from the inside out!