Transform means to make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of. Change means to make or become different. God asks us to transform not only in appearance but in character as well. Gaining knowledge is irrelevant if you don't apply the knowledge.
Matthew 9:17 say’s 17 neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
It is not enough to be humble, grateful, thankful or patient you have to change. We are often remorseful when the decisions we make have regrettable outcomes. But just because you repent it doesn’t also mean that you have changed. Repent means to feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one's wrongdoing or sin. Even though you have to repent to change, you don’t have to change to repent.
Salvation requires action it requires change. Salvation is deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ. When God gives you an opportunity to change take it and run with it because you never know when your time will be up. God always warns people before he destroys anything. Are you being warned right now? Is God telling you to repent and change your ways?
What we don’t seem understand is how thin the line is between sin and salvation. One wrong move can lead you down a road of destruction and one right move can save your life. If God is continuously sparing you take heed and make some changes in your life. God gives us all free will. God will let you make your own decisions and when those decisions destroy your life he will save you. But the question you must ask yourself is how deep of a hole am I going to dig myself into before I stretch out my hand for help? With God you can do all things but it’s easier to climb out of five foot hole than is it to climb out of fifty foot hole.
James 4:7 say’s 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. You must decide whom you are living for God or people.
Romans 6:16 say’s 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
You have to ask questions and not allow yourself to become a slave to the wrong things. The blind cannot lead the blind someone has to open their eyes and change direction. Don’t allow yourself to be led into ditch when you know better do better. You want change but you are not willing to break the mold and do different things. You keep doing the same old things expecting different results. You keep running to the same people that hurt you, doing the same things that broke you and you end up sorry every time. How many times must you be brought to your knees before you learn your lesson? Some of us are not so lucky to get another chance in life. If God is trying to save you I suggest you take his and climb out of that hole before you dig to deep.
Don’t just appear to be different for people be different for yourself. I heard TD Jakes say you don’t have to die and go to hell to be in hell. You can create your own hell in life with the decisions you make. There is saying that says why live in hell just to die and go to hell? Meaning why go through so much in life and not change. Haven’t you been through enough? Haven’t you cried and fought enough?
I can’t speak for everyone else but I have had enough. I want more out of life and I don’t want my struggle to have been in vain. I may be in the fire but I refused to be burned by the flames. You must vow to learn something and change when life gets hard. You must emerge from the fire anew because each time you don’t God turns up heat and puts you back in the kiln. The bible says every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess. Ask yourself do want you want to lift up your eyes in hell and testify to his glory or look down from heaven?
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