Becoming A New Person

22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;  23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;  24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.  (Ephesians 4:22-24) 

We who are in Christ have an old nature and a new nature.  I distinctly recall the old nature.  I recall it’s desires, motives and ambitions.  As we grow in Christ, we must put off the old man.  We put off the old person.  We put off the old lifestyle.  We must put down some of those places we used to go.  We must put down some of the people we used to hang out with.  We must put down the old desires that took us away from following Christ.  We must put down the old selfish ways that was only concerned about me, my and mine.  That is the old conversation and/or the old lifestyle.  The old lifestyle was primarily focused on deceitful lusts.  Once our mind is renewed in the Spirit of God, we put on a new man.  Our new man is focused on things above and not on things of the earth.  Our new man is not a selfish man but a man who is concerned about others.  Our new man seeks to please God rather than seeking to please self.  Our new man gives rather than takes.  Our new man submits and surrenders his life to Christ.  Put off the old man and put on the new man.  Become a new person.

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