No doubt exists that God changes you and begins transforming you at the time of conversion (Philippians 1:6).
But are all changes God makes in your life visible?
The oft asked question, “does your life look the same after conversion as it did before conversion?” is really the wrong question to ask.
Sure, many people’s lives will dramatically change after conversion. Drug users will quit cold turkey, alcoholics will end their abuse, money launderers will cease and desist and even repay what was taken, but what about the people who are law-abiding citizens, ethical and moral in their behavior and speech?
For some people, their lives will change dramatically; others’ lives ever so slightly
We love to make the point that every life will change dramatically. But this is not always the case.
The real change is in motivation
For whose glory are we doing something?
If for the glory of self, then we will pursue money laundering, alcohol, drugs, sex, escape from reality because they become not only an end to themselves but a false ultimate end.
But if we do everything to God’s glory, we may not change what we do but why we do it. The change is invisible to the naked eye:
1 Corinthians 10:31 – So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.