In this episode:
Are you ready for a fresh start? Episode 176 of Life Repurposed, we explore the theme of before and after, and what it means to be truly transformed. Discover how Paul's dramatic change can give us hope for our own transformation. Michelle explores the concept of repurposing one's life and the ability to say, "I used to be this way, but now I am transformed." She discusses the importance of recognizing our before as evidence of God's power, striving to resemble Jesus in our after, and embracing the fact that we are all a work in progress. Michelle provides practical insights and encouragement for those seeking transformation and repurposing in their own lives. This is part 3 of 4 in the ReMade series.
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In this episode, Michelle explores the idea of personal transformation and what it means to be repurposed. Drawing from Paul's journey, she uncovers valuable insights that resonate with anyone seeking change and renewal in their own life.
Our “before” becomes evidence of God's power:
One of the key takeaways from Paul's transformation is that our past, no matter how flawed or broken, can serve as evidence of God's power at work in our lives. Paul, who was also known as Saul, was a persecutor of the early Christian church. Yet, through God's mercy, he underwent a radical transformation and became one of the most influential figures in spreading the message of Christ. His dramatic change points to the transformative power of God's grace in our own lives.
Our “after” should look like Jesus:
Michelle emphasizes the importance of modeling our lives after Jesus. True transformation goes beyond external changes; it is a shift from the inside out. As we surrender to God's will and allow him to renew our minds, we gradually align our thoughts, actions, and character with that of Christ. The goal is to grow in love, knowledge, and understanding while living pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ's return.
We are a work in progress:
Lastly, Michelle reminds us that transformation is an ongoing process. Just as a house requires maintenance and renovation over time, our spiritual journey entails constant renewal and growth. We may stumble and make mistakes, but God's work in us is never complete. We can find reassurance in knowing that God is always at work in our lives, molding us into his image.
Paul's before and after story offers hope, reassurance, and practical guidance for those seeking transformation and repurposing in their lives. By understanding the power of God's grace, modeling our lives after Jesus, and embracing the reality of being a work in progress, we can embark on a transformative journey with confidence.
This episode is based on the Remade Bible study series
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