"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:2
Someone has said. "The biggest room in the world is the room for change."
It's hard to argue with this unless you happen to be perfect. If you think you are perfect check with your spouse.
Change is, in fact, inevitable. You will change for the better or you will change for the worse.
So, the operative questions become, "Will I take charge of my change?" and "How will change happen?"
Change generally happens in one of three ways; by conforming, by reforming or by transforming.
In the above text the great Apostle urges a spiritual transformation. Transformation denotes a fundamental change in essence of your nature. When He wrote this phrase, Paul chose the Greek word "metamorpho". Does that sound familiar? It should! We get our English word "metamorphosis" from this root.
Metamorphosis describes the process that changes a lowly caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. Obviously, it is a radical change in nature!
So, what do you need to do in order to have your nature fundamentally transformed? Look back to the previous verse, "...offer your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God...".
You do the offering and He will do the transforming!
How do you know if you have been transformed?
You will have a renewed mind! A mind that thinks like Jesus and values like Jesus and makes wise decisions like Jesus and loves truth.
Are you conforming and going with the flow? Are you just going along to get along and being shaped by the culture around you?
Are you reforming by trying to somehow improve yourself?
Or, are you willing to surrender yourself to the transforming power of God?