Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
As Christians and followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to be set apart from the ways of the world and we are called to faithfully represent the name of Jesus on the earth. The ways of the world and what the world desires is contradictory to God’s kingdom. The Lord has designed all things on the earth to separate a people to Himself. In this life we have two choices to either align ourselves with Jesus Christ or align ourselves with the world, our choice will simply impact our eternity.
We are called to simply renew our minds with God’s word. It is His word that transforms us from the inside out through the power of the Holy Spirit. As we grow with the Lord through spending time in His word and prayer we are transformed into the image of Jesus Christ. There is a reason the Lord told us we would not only do the same things He did, but greater things, it is because each and every one of us have the Holy Spirit living within us and as we simply grow and surrender to the will of God we become an instrument and vessel for the Lord to impact this world for His kingdom.