The Bible says that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new creation. The old life is gone, and the new life has begun. (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Doesn’t that sound sweet? Indeed, it is a beautiful metaphor!
The trouble is that some of us never make the full transformation. Oh, the opportunity is there, but we stall partway!
Most of us are in the process of change; not yet butterflies, but well on the way. We are putting our whole life before God. We are following His instructions and moving toward completeness in Him.
A few of us linger in the caterpillar, or silkworm stage. We don’t want to change and are quite content to use everyone else’s time, energy, and resources to support our laziness.
Unfortunately, still, others have gone as far as they care to. They give up and settle right where they are, neither one nor the other. I guess they fit my dad’s description of change.
“You can’t make a sow’s ear into a silk purse.”
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. (Romans 12:2b,)