Paul tells us that we are to “put off” the person we were before we came to Christ. But, how do we know if we have? The measure that we can use to determine whether we have or not is our reflection. When people see us, do they see Christ or, instead, see a person in whom Christ is an afterthought?
When you are in a disagreement with someone, do they see Christ?
When you are stuck in traffic, do people see Christ?
When you are inconvenienced, do you show the mannerisms of Christ?
When you see someone in need, do you act like Christ?
These are just a few of the questions that you can ask yourself. God calls us to a radically different life from those in the world. We are to put off our old self, put on the new self, and be like God created us to be.