Romans 12:1-2 – And so, dear brothers and sisters,I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 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. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
This passage of scripture paints a beautiful depiction of a Christ-follower.
1) To live for God.
2) To be transformed.
3) To be different from the world.
I guess this post is to ask you three simple questions:
1) Are you living for God?
2) Have you been transformed?
3) Are you living different from the world?
The Reality Is:
We all make mistakes. We all screw up. We all fall short. But in the core of your heart, do you understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus? And based on your everyday lifestyle, do you reflect one?
I ask myself these questions everyday. And to be honest, I think we all should. Self-evaluation can make or break your relationship with God. If we can’t admit we need help, we will never gather up the courage to ask for it.
God is looking for progression, not perfection. And you can’t find progression unless you have direction.
Let God be your compass. Sacrifice of self is the beginning of life.