When Bill Robinson joined the New York Yankees, he was introduced as the “new Mickey Mantle.” He tried desperately to live up to that title, and in the process, he failed.
After being traded from one team to another, he ended up with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The coach came to him one day and said, “Bill, stop trying to be Mickey Mantle. Be yourself!
When he did, he became a star.
Paul wrote, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”
In His infinite wisdom, God created each of us to be different from every other person who has ever lived. So, when we try to act, be like or think like another person we are, in fact, abandoning the plan that He has designed especially for us.
When we accept the fact that God has “transformed” us into new persons, that makes life so very exciting for the Christian. Imagine the limitless possibilities that become ours as a result of allowing God to change the way we think! New thoughts will result in our eyes being opened to see the limitless opportunities that God has designed for each of us that only we can do.
We limit God’s power in our lives when we refuse to allow Him to transform our minds. Transformed minds always result in transformed lives that are truly unique.
Prayer: Father, we pause in a moment of humility to consider the fact that You have a special plan for each of us. May we be willing to change our minds and follow You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Romans 12:2 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.