| Written by Andrew Wommack |
Do you know that God has more for you than you’re experiencing? If you’re like most Christians I’ve met, you answered “yes.”
The reason why is because none of us have reached our full potential. We all need to keep pursuing the things of God.
John 10:10 says, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Some translations say life “to its fullest.”
But many Christians are not experiencing life to its fullest. They don’t know how to go from where they are to where they need to be. Instead, they spend a lot of time praying, fasting, and begging God for change. They’re waiting on Him to do something.
That’s not the way the Scriptures teach us to change. God has a system of change, and unlike the world’s system, it’s supposed to be effortless.
People hear the term “effortless change” and think it’s impossible. But “with God all things are possible” (Matt. 19:26). Many believe that change has to be traumatic and painful. However, Mark 4 shows us that a seed doesn’t travail or groan to change and produce fruit. It’s the nature of the seed to grow into a tree and produce fruit. Similarly, it’s the nature of God’s Word to bring about change within us.
One of the verses the Lord used to transform my life back in 1968 was Romans 12:2 (emphasis mine):
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Notice that it says, “And be not conformed to this world.” The word conform means to be poured into the mold of something. Life is like a furnace, and your experiences are going to have an impact on you. They will melt you, but you get to pick which mold you fit into.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve seen people respond in absolute terror and fear. They’ve based their lives on the fear of a virus that the vast majority of people recover from. It’s sad that many Christians are just as fearful and depressed as those who don’t know the Lord. There ought to be a difference.
The fear of death brings people into bondage, but the Word of God can change that fear into faith. Hebrews 2:15 says Jesus came to “deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Unfortunately, God has been removed from most people’s thinking to such a degree that they are terrified of death because they think this life is all that there is.
This ought not to be so. We need to change and begin living life to the fullest like Jesus said in John 10:10.
We should not be afraid because we know that “perfect love casteth out fear” (1 John 4:18). We should be walking in health because we know that by Jesus’s stripes, we have already been healed (1 Pet. 2:24). We have promises that no plague will come near our dwelling and that God will give His angels charge over us (Ps. 91:10–11).
If you’re a Christian, you should be living at a higher level than people who don’t know the Lord. You should not be conformed to this world but be “transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Rom. 12:2).
The word transformed here is the Greek word metamorphoo. It’s where we get the word metamorphosis from, and it describes the process of a caterpillar spinning a cocoon and then coming out of it a beautiful butterfly.
Transformation—metamorphosis—happens by renewing your mind to God’s Word. This means that the Word of God starts to dominate your thinking. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7).
I share more on this in my teaching called Effortless Change. You can order it at awmi.net/change or by calling our Helpline at 719-635-1111. It will help you move from where you are toward where God wants you to be—effortlessly.
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