Romans 12 1-2 (The Message) So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
For the last eight years, President Obama centered his entire presidential campaign over the issue of change. He convinced the entire nation that “It’s tyme for a change!” He was extremely motivational in his speeches for this new change and the world watched as our nation experienced a moment in history, the first black American President. We watched in awe and clung to every clever word that came from his lips. The truth is we are ready for a change in our lives. Most Americans feel the uprising within themselves that call for something different. They are tired of the same results of their mundane lives.
The kind of change that we are all looking for does not have to do with the trends in this world that will come and go. The kind of change that we are looking for is everlasting and unending, something that is constant and unwavering. I am here to tell you that God wants you to make that change as well. In the passage in Romans, God wants your life to be changed so much that it is transformed into something new. A change that takes place from the inside and eventually permeates to the entire outside of you.
Don’t be like the current culture that keeps changing it’s mind on what they want or don’t want. That type of change will drag you down to world’s level and understanding. God wants more for your life and wants to do more through you. The type of change that needs to take place in your life will be as monumental as the presidential election, it will be history in the making. This type of change can change the course of history in your life, which in turn can affect the course of history in others lives.
Like the late Michael Jackson sang in his song “Man in the Mirror” that “if you want to make the world a better place, you better look in the mirror and make a change”. Change starts with you, not others around you. It is tyme for YOU to step up and make the change that God is longing for you to embrace. Be the person who you were created to be. Be a history maker and help change the lives of others around you. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a change!