Transformation or Conformation? Well, personally, I’m waiting for summer to transform or transition into fall–my favorite season! After a few low humidity, very pleasant days, our Saturday in Maine has been VERY humid, in the high 80s but FEELS like high 90s! I don’t mind bright, sunny, warm days…but I can do without the hot and humid weather! I’m not one to conform or go along with those who LOVE hot summers.
So here is your Saturday inspiration — have a nice day and be blessed! 🙂
“God’s will for you is transformation,
which takes place from the inside out…
not conformation, which is someone’s external,
superficial idea of what you should be;
nor your own efforts to conform
to their ideas, expectations, and demands.
Most people think you should do
what they are doing–
that you should be a part of their plans.
This is wonderful if God agrees,
but when God says no, we must say no also.
In this quiet moment,
determine that you will not be conformed
to the wishes of your friends and relatives,
but that you will be transformed
and led by the Spirit of God.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
This is such an important differentiation. Allow God to change us from the inside, rather than cave in and make changes because of pressure from other people–or even from our own self-imposed pressure of what we THINK we’re supposed to do or be, based on wanting to please other people.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Have you experienced pressure to conform to the wishes of other people?
Do you like the idea of transformation instead?