Moment of Hope | Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Many times, as we strive to fit in, we conform to the ways other people dress and talk and act so we can be considered “cool”. This can mean putting our morals and values aside to fit in. I know I did this when I was in middle school and high school. I would blatantly disobey my parents and lie to them because I was breaking their rules and going against what I knew was right. One time, a friend invited me over but my parents said I couldn’t go because I had to babysit my cousin. But they pressured me to come over, so I walked over there when my parents were gone. Once I had finally gotten to my friend’s house, I was only there for 20 minutes before my dad picked me up, and I was grounded for a month! But God says not to conform to these things, but that we should stand out instead. – Maria H.
The pattern of this world is always compromising what’s true for the lie. Compromise will eventually lead to hopelessness, depression and despair. But there’s hope! God says you can have your mind renewed or made new again. He has a good, pleasing and perfect will for your life. Get into His Word and let your mind be renewed. It’s your moment.