Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
Relate: Sometimes its not good to think while watching a movie. It ruins the experience. Sometimes I just can’t help it. Back when the first Transformers movie came out there was a moment when Sam is complaining to Bumblebee about being such an old, beat up looking car. So Bumblebee speeds into a tunnel, gets up on two wheels to “take a picture” of a sweet looking camaro as it passes by and “transforms”.
It got me thinking, “why did it need to take a picture”? From there why do they even need to imitate human technology. I mean, I understand when they are going undercover, but once they’re out in the open, why do they still transform into the same things? Aren’t there better fighting machines Bumblebee could be than a camaro? Is Ratchet a better medical officer because he transforms into an ambulance? Optimus, seriously, put some cannons on that rig at least. They all came from a planet full of living technology devastated by war. Weren’t there cooler, more efficient war machines there they could turn into?
React: I know, I know. It’s only a movie. There’s no need to get all worked up about a work of fiction. But part of the reason I get worked up is because we are autobots. Like them, we belong to another world, another kingdom. Like them we have a mission and a responsibility to save the people on this planet. Like my complaint of them, we aren’t nearly as effective as we could be. We are so busy imitating the things of this world that we neglect the power from our home in the heavens that we could be tapping into. It’s time to transform. God help me to transform.
God, transform me. There is a world to reach, there is a commission to fulfill, and I cannot be an effective part of it if I am tied down to the pattern, to the systems of this world. Help me to stop imaging myself by the patterns and ideas of this world. Help me to stop imitating the very things I am called to transform. You have a new way of thinking for me. You have a new way of living, of being for me. Help me to change.