To conform to this world means to act in accordance with the prevailing standards, attitudes and practices of this world. The standards of this world are far below the standards of the kingdom of God, therefore we must never forget that we are citizens of heaven on an earthly assignment. Heaven is where we came from and it must remain our point of reference for all our earthly activities.
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.” (Philippians 3:20-21 NKJV)
The way to avoid conformity to this world is by renewing our minds with the word of God through constant meditation; then we must submit our physical bodies to God through our service and labour of love. It is the combination of these two activities that will bring us to the place of transformation and also enable us to fulfil (prove) God’s will for our individual lives.
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (II Corinthians 3:18 NKJV)
Beloved, do not be discouraged by your present condition; keep on meditating on the word of God and you will surely be transformed into the image of Christ. I see you advancing to higher levels of glory even before the end of 2017! Amen.