There is much to learn from the men of the reformation, who were willing to endure whatever it cost for the sake of Christ and the Bible. They were not willing to compromise, to give in even a little. Their ultimate authority depended on the Bible alone, not the pope or the leaders of the church.
Reformation involves repentance. It involves change. It involves being willing to stand for Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone) and not compromise to the world’s standards. It is not an easy life; many of the reformers were burned at the stake or tortured in other ways because of their biblical convictions. But the ultimate purpose is to glorify and obey the Lord. And there is nothing on earth that should bring more joy and fulfillment than knowing that you are obeying God.
Will you be a reformer?
"Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed."
1 Peter 4:12-13