“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.” Romans 12:2 NIV
What’s your citizen status? Indonesian? Australian? In this life, as Christians and friends of God, we are citizens of Heaven. Yes, we live in this world but after this life, we’ll meet Jesus in heaven. Are we ready? How do we prepare for it? In Romans 12:2 we’re told to not conform to the pattern of this world. If we imagine a pattern, for instance polkadots, when there’s even one square in that pattern, it is very significantly different. Be that difference. This world we’re living is a set of patterns. It is very easy to blend in with today’s society, with their so called “open minded” lifestyles. Not us. We have to go against the pattern, don’t blend in! Because we are not actually citizens of this world. We’re here just temporarily. Transform, change, evolve by renewing our minds with wisdom from God. From there, then we’ll be able to truly know what God wants, His perfect plans for us.