INTRODUCTION: If you have received Christ as Lord and Savior through repentance of sin and belief in the gospel as your source of salvation (rescued from sin and condemnation), that's just the beginning of the journey. There is more to this relationship than extracting eternal security.
If you are willing to cooperate with Him He still wants to fulfill His dream for your life. His dream includes a compelling life purpose, a continual source of joy and peace; an intimate relationship with Christ, a mind filled with timeless wisdom, a heart overflowing with love, and this list is not exhaustive.
Truth is, since you came to Christ and have begun spiritual transformation, you have experienced a portion, probably just a small portion of the reconstruction He has in mind for you. Sadly, few American Christians experience the totality of what He has to offer. Few of us make the commitment and are diligent to His desire to make us people of character, decision-making, values, and lifestyles that are reminiscent of Jesus Christ.
I really wish for us to take a look at the process that may help us to become the person God envisions. One thing I'm confident of, it's a lifelong journey. Our best effort will result in an incomplete product for we are not fully transformed until we pass from this life to the next.
Transformation in our lives is our opportunity to shift from living a life designed to succeed on earth to a life in which success is about the depth of your relationship with and service to God and His creation.
God does not force us to be transformed. The opportunity to advance is available to every believer. God does not discriminate at all. We have countless historical examples of people whose lives have been rescuplted by God to have unusual depth, fulfillment and influence. Many well-known and many spending their lives in obscurity.
In order to see change, we must surrender and become det ...
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