“Verily I say unto you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 18:3.

Conversion is a dirty word in my culture.

Many profess their own goodness, and therefore see no need to change.

I’m fine how I am.

I like who I am.

Who are you to try and change me?


Can I make a confession?

I’m not fine with my selfishness. I’m not happy with my flaws and failures. I want to be different.

I want to be better.

And I can’t think of anything sadder than telling myself I’m fine when in reality I’m not.

Dictionaries define “conversion” as “changing something from one form to another, to transmute or transform”.

That’s what Jesus is in the business of doing. Taking people that aren’t okay and turning them into something beautiful.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”Psalm 139:23-24.

I’m so grateful that Jesus didn’t leave me alone because I thought I was fine. I’m thankful that He loves me enough to keep working in me to transform all the ugly things in my heart into things that reflect His love. That when I ask Him to search my heart, He does, and doesn’t leave me where I am.

Maybe take some time today to thank the Lord for the cross and to ask Him, like David did, to search your heart for things that don’t please Him, so He can transform you.