Ephesians 4:22‭-‬23 NLT throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.

When we get born-agan, our spirit is instantly changed. Although our spirit has changed, our soul (our mind, will, imagination, and emotions) will always need improvements. Romans 12:2 says we should be constantly renewing our minds.

When things are seemingly going well for a person (they have a good job, nice house, healthy family, etc.) there’s no motivation to improve. Why would someone need to work on their attitude or anger if more things are going right for them than wrong? Why would someone want to grow in their relationship with God if everything is going their way? If things got a little tougher, we would pray more, work on being kinder, and do all the things we know that please God. But as soon as we have what we want in life, some of us slowly push God and His ways aside.

Our incentive to improve and honor God should be based on the goodness of God. God has been so good to us until we should want to better ourselves, minister the gospel of Jesus Christ, and be a blessing to others. We should want to spend time with Him and improve ourselves because He’s a good Father.

Don’t wait until things get bad to improve or spend time with Him. Constant improvements and time with God should be a lifestyle.