Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
When we are saved, we must stop being conformed to this world. That means we need to be shaped by this world. We ought to be shaped by Christ. We need to look like Him and act like Him and become more like Him. When we are saved, we are not saved as finished beings. We do not instantaneously become perfect. It is a process we go through for the rest of our lives.
This process is called sanctification. It involves removing the dirt and filth from this world and becoming more like Christ. It is not something that just happens, it is something we need to work for. It can be hard to change the ungodly habits we have become hooked on, but it is worth it. This world is garbage, but Christ is wonderful. Strive for the best in your life and do not settle for the scum that this world wants you to have.
The good news is that Jesus is there to help us on our journey. It works things into our lives which knock off our rough edges and smooths us out. He is the master potter and He knows how to shape us His clay. Trust Him to know what to do and what is best for you.
It is time for we in His church to be conformed to Him and by Him. We need to take on His shape.
Oh Lord, I thank you for trying to shape me. Forgive me for fighting it. Help me to learn how to fully submit to You. Amen.