I was totally infatuated with her.
And in order to catch her attention and give my self a chance, I decided to go into town and spend my study allowance on some new Adidas clothing.
So I caught the train into the CBD and walked out of the store with the baggiest, raspiest Adidas jumper I could find. I just knew she would be impressed!
I’m sad to say that in the end it didn’t have the desired effect, so I waved goodbye to my bad boy street rapper days and returned to wearing the surf gear I’d grown up on!
Whether we realise it or not we are all greatly influenced by the people we look up to. You only need to take one look at an Auskick football oval to see every kid wearing their footy idol’s guernsey to understand the influence people can have on us.
There is no difference when it comes to the shape and direction of our life. In biblical times people may not have worshipped their favourite footy player, but they were equally devoted to the worship of idols, or carved stone and wood statues that represented the gods they worshipped.
The disturbing truth is that these idol worshippers began to take on the form of the very thing they idolised and worshipped:
‘Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them’ – Psalm 115:8
Although these people weren’t zapped into a stone or wooden statue, over time their thinking became increasingly darkened as they pushed the truth about who God really was away from them. In a sense they became as dead as the piece stone they worshipped.
A piece of stone can do nothing to change our hearts or lead us into our destiny. But the living God, the creator of the universe who loves and cares for us has the power to change everything.
As we trust in and look to God we become like Him! In fact the day we see Jesus is the moment we will be instantly transformed:
‘We will be like him, for we will see him as he really is’ – 1 John 3:2
Instead of trying to change yourself, change the place you set your affection, because as you trust in God He will transform you into His own image and set you along a course that will bring you the greatest adventure!
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