When you become a new believer in Christ, you must change
lifestyle by getting rid of the bad habits. No one can be perfect but we must try to live our lives holy for God. A person that has a real relationship with Christ will show changes from his previous lifestyle. Everyone sins and no one is without sin. This is because we are all the generations of Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Everyone of us is a work in progress in Christ. You must make up your mind to get rid your bad habit and stop living your sinful lifestyle before your spiritual life can improve.
Every Christian must love God. To love God is not to be involved in a romantic relationship with him but to abide and do his commandments. This mean you must put Jesus Christ first in your life in everything that you do. You must always think of others first before carrying out any decision. Your motive must be out of love and faith, not for your selfish gain, even if what you are doing is spreading the gospel.
You must hate sin and live a holy life for God. For some people, they have weaknesses in different sins so they may need help from God to overcome them. You must not compromise for the sake of convenience or comfort. Many Christians have compromise and incorporate worldly practices into their lives for the sake of fulfulling their own desires. You must not be afraid of standing out of the crowd by doing God’s commandments but be bold and show yourself as a good role model. In this way, other people will know that you are a real believer and come to believe in Jesus Christ.
You must not be anxious but learn to submit your burdens to God through prayer. Every Christian must learn how to pray and surrender their problems to God. You should let Jesus Christ carry the burden for you instead of keeping it all to yourself. God is the creator and he is the source of all things. He knows the solutions to every problems so he surely knows how to solve your problems. You should pray frequently, spending time as you can in prayer with God every day. You must not be too busy with your work until you forgot to pray.
Christians must not just be church goer and merely listen to the pastor preaching and then go back home and do nothing. You must read the word of God in the bible and apply them in your life.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive. (Jeremiah 29:11-14 KJV)
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV)
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19 KJV)
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. (Lamentations 3:22-24 KJV)
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24 KJV)