Galatians 4: 19 NKJV “Until Christ is formed in you.”
Being born again is one thing and renewing your mind is another thing, it is a process that is taking time. Once the concept of becoming a newborn Christian has taken place there will be a process that is going to take place in changing you to becoming more and more like the Lord Jesus.
The only way you are able to become more and more like the Lord Jesus is during your intimate time you spend with the Lord. You are building a relationship with God and the only way to do that is through studying God’s Word – The Bible and your quiet time with the Lord. This needs to be done on a daily basis.
As young Christians, you start forming an alliance with the Lord. You become more and more like the Lord and you are able to recall many scriptures. Now God is changing you from the inside and you are being Holy.
Just as you think you almost got this down to a T, you start to find that things happen which constantly are pushing you in all directions. You find people are irritated with you, you find that your appliances start breaking one after another. Things just seem to be so difficult, the pushing and pulling into all directions makes you feel like you might be an elastic.
Don’t lose heart, you are being molded and you are being formed as the Lord intended. Yes sometimes it is painful and you don’t like being pulled around. The pruning is difficult and you don’t always understand why.
Lord, we don’t always understand how to deal with the pushing and pulling in our lives, it is difficult and time seems to stand still in these trials. Lord help us to adapt and help us to become pliable and accept the changes that You are making in our lives. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen