Daily Devotional – 2/19/15 “Stop conforming!”

We’ve found it so easy to emulate reality television when the reality is, it isn’t real. Yea, sure; the writers and producers take everyday life and write it into the script but the glitz and the glamour that you see is all an act that quickly ends when they yell CUT! What they don’t show you is the behind the scenes stuff it takes to make the final scene, the final scene. So, why do we as a people try to conform to what we see? Why can’t we be who God has made us? God didn’t make a mistake when He chose your gender because God doesn’t make mistakes. Please understand, I am in no way judging you for you “doing you” but why not do the real you? Why do you have to act like them to fit in and then get mad when folk won’t accept the change you’ve made? Who are you? The bible says in 1 Peter 1:14-16, “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” But in order for you to abide by this scripture, you have to first be obedient to God’s word! This in lies the problem.

It makes no difference how many Sundays out of the month you go to church, if you are still living in sin – it outweighs your obedience. It makes no difference how many times you shout on Sunday, if your praise doesn’t match your living – it’s just a show. It makes no difference how many times you kneel at the altar, if your heart is dirty – your prayer is in vain. My God! When will we see that this spiritual thing is real? Romans 12:2 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. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” When God change your mind, He changes your meaning. When God change your position, He changes your people. When God change your heart, He changes your habits. And when God change your situation, He changes your shout. All you have to do is allow Him too. Stop conforming to people, places and things and let God transform you! It’ll be a change worth making.

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