Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Do You Morph?

Do you morph?  Change?  Conform?

What I mean is, when you are with someone who is different than you, do you tend to take on their characteristics or mannerisms?

I admit, this happens to me sometimes.  Mostly in speaking with a similar accent.  When I hang around with my friends from the South, it is easy for me to talk more like that. 

Is morphing a bad thing or good thing? 

That depends on what you are changing into.  Some traits are admirable and worthy.  We would do well to emulate Godly people.  Good role models are important. 

Some things are neutral like accents or laughing style. 

But what about foolishness or sarcasm?  Making fun at the expense of others?  No, these things are bad and should not be copied. 

Be careful who you emulate, copy or resemble. 

"Be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  Romans 12:2.

Let's seek to be more like Christ, daily, in all things. 


1 comment:

Pamela said...

Hey Gloria..I love your post on Conforming. I find myself taking on the characteristics of the person that I am talking to. The girls tell me I will laugh or talk just like the person that I am with. I don't even realize that I am doing it. I hope their Christ likeness rubs off on me as well :) Hugs, Pamela