When you become a follower of Jesus, you begin a journey to complete transformation from the inside out: a new life, as a new creation in Him. Transformation does not happen by simply deciding to do or not do something, because our past life without Jesus is firmly planted in our mind. We are transformed by allowing God to change the way we think: “. . . let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think” (Romans 12:2).