Its easy to get caught up in the ways of this world. And, it shows in our community churches... where we see 'well intended' people working to work to show God that they have been born again. If that is your way of thinking about being born again, you have not been born again.
Showing God that you have been born again is actually works of the flesh. Showing other people that you have been a 'good' Christian is a work of the flesh and not of the Holy Spirit. It is in our acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ, we realize that He did all the work for us. All we need to do is rest in His Presence. Trusting that He has all our worries, our needs, our sadness in His pocket.
all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh, the desires of the
eyes, and the pride of life—is not from the Father but from the world. The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God remains forever. Children,
it is the last hour; and just as you have heard that the antichrist is
coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. This is how we know it is
the last hour.…~ 1 John 2:16-18
If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is,
you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world~ John 15:19.