Philippians 3:21 (AMPC) 21 Who will [a]transform and fashion anew the body of our humiliation to conform to and be like the body of His glory and majesty, by exerting that power which enables Him even to subject everything to Himself.
We can transform ourselves from old to new. Transformation can be confusing and painful. As we are transforming we tend to want to practice our old bad habit when we know we should be practicing new habits. Transformation takes a little bit of time and a little bit of effort.
When we receive the nature of God in us it comes as a seed and seeds have to be watered and take root before they grow. That will be the same for our transformation. If we expect to change overnight then we may never experience happiness. Don’t let the fact that you are not growing at the rate you wish for steal your joy. We will never act 100% the way we would like to. Freedom isn’t being perfect in action it is not letting the desire to be perfect control you.
John 10:10 (AMPC)10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it [a]overflows).
We have to take what belongs to us. The devil try’s to rob us from everything that God has given us. Don’t let the devil condemn you for not being perfect but rather, work with what God is convicting you to do. God convicts us so we can do and be better – the devil will try to condemn us so we can feel horrible about ourselves. It is time to stop believing the lies of the devil and start listening to the promises of God.
We will never be perfect – but our imperfections will never stop God from loving us. Don’t give up because you are imperfect. God works through foolish and imperfect people.
1 Corinthians 1:27 (AMPC) 27 [No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen