Most Christian women I meet and talk with express a longing to live a prefab life. They want a prefab marriage and prefab children. They desire to socialize with prefab friends and worship in prefab churches and serve a prefab God.
What do I mean by that? Anything that is prefab is produced artificially, quickly assembled, and constructed in sections at a factory for the least cost possible so as to pass the minimal standard test. Outwardly, it meets the livable test but it does not meet the enduring test of time.
I see women, Christian women, who assemble their prefab lives from parts taken from other peoples lives. Buying the books and magazines and copying what others say and do, trying to meet the standard of approval by those who are only looking at the outside. All the while, waiting for God to show up in their prefab world and do something great.
Show me the Christian Woman who is living an authentic Christian life. Where is she? They are few and far between because, to live an authentic Christian life requires sacrifice, it requires work, it requires change and it costs. You can’t buy it, you must live it. You can’t assemble it, you must build it.
Living your Christian life has got to become more than getting your needs met and when you die you go to heaven and not hell. It must become more than God is in my life to make me a better me.
God is not in your life to make you a better you and give you pointers on how you can do something better. The Bible is not a magazine with tips on how to make living your life easier and more efficient.
God is in your life to, CHANGE YOU!!!
Romans 12:2- “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
To be transformed is to be changed. To be transformed is to change in appearance, condition, nature and character.
I don’t need anymore validation or self-esteem. I don’t need anymore tips, pointers or suggestions on how to live a better life. I NEED TO BE CHANGED!
I pray as you start this year that you will not set goals on how to be a better you or how to live a better life but that your goal and heart’s cry would be “Lord change me”.
I want to live an extraordinary life and build a house that has not been copied and assembled by the culture in which I live. But I want to be changed into His image, building my house according to His blueprint and leaving a legacy for those who will come after me.
My prayer for you is that you will allow the Lord to change you and that the Word of Christ would richly dwell within you…Col 3:16