Is that not true? You see what people are occupied with, and you can see their character changing by their obsessions.
They are becoming like the thing which is obsessing them; they are changing; they are becoming different.
Something has got a grip on them; they can never think about anything else, talk about anything else; and it is changing their character.
Now Paul said, 'For me to live is Christ - being occupied with Him'.
It is the wrong word to use, but nevertheless it would be a good thing if He became our 'obsession', our continuous occupation.
As we steadfastly fix our gaze upon Him, the Spirit changes us into the same image.
~T. Austin Sparks~