Conform vs. Transform. Conforming to the world is to fashion or pattern oneself after the world. There is so much pressure to do this! So many voices telling us that it's okay to compromise. But God has such a higher and much greater calling for us. We are to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. Why? So we showcase the good and acceptable perfect will of God to people who are lost and dying and need to see this on display!
Ever wanted to know God's will? Well here is part of it spelled out. Even our sanctification... But how do we look at being sanctified ("holy," "set apart from the world")? All too often, we totally miss Who we are set apart to! You see, what we spend our time, especially thinking time on, becomes practically who we are. That is why spending time knowing and loving the Lord will help us become like Him. As you say yes in surrender to each new thing God touches on, and give yourself unreservedly for Him to use in any way, you will showcase God's good and acceptable, perfect will. However, in case you need a little help visualizing what it means to be set apart, or you still wonder what the use of being set apart is, you will enjoy a delicious tale of butter and broccoli (and other ingredients and stories) not soon to be forgotten!