Conformed or Transformed?

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You cannot transform something you are conformed to,
you have to be transformed
… to be conformed to something else!

In other words,
you will always have the same results,
whilst your thinking remains based on the same thoughts!

     In order to have different results,
     … you need to change what you are thinking about!

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
    old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
    2 Cor 5:17

Yes all things have become new, and your life has been transformed,
… everything except what controls your life, your free will.
God cannot and will not control the free will He gave you,
… and therefore says to us quite clearly,

      And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed
      by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is
      that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
      Rom 12:2

You cannot and will not live in the fullness of that new life, in Christ
… whilst your mind is still conformed to this world and its ways.
Only once you allow your mind to be renewed to God’s ways
… will you become transformed into that new creation you now are!

      But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
      kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
      Against such there is no law.
      Gal 5:22-23

All of those characteristics are deposited in us when we become born again,
But we have to choose to respond to them,
… and we have to live them.