Sometimes we are tempted to forego the process.
At least I am.
This thing? This part of the process? I don't really want to go through that.
And I try to find a way out. Or a way around.
But as I was talking with God yesterday, He reminded me.
Reminded me of the purpose.
The purpose of the process.
And it's not to beat me down.
And it's not to punish me.
It's to prune me.
To strengthen me.
To prune me to bear more fruit.
And strengthen me to carry more weight.
Weight of purpose.
Weight of anointing.
Weight of glory.
And so today I say
yes once again.
Yes to Jesus.
Yes to Papa God.
Yes to Holy Spirit.
And yes to the process.
The process of growing. The process of pruning. The process of strengthening.
The process of becoming all who God has created me to be.
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.
2 Corinthians 4:17 ESV
Not that I have already obtained it [this goal of being Christlike] or have already been made perfect, but I actively press on so that I may take hold of that [perfection] for which Christ Jesus took hold of me and made me His own. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12-14 AMP