A while back I wrote in my journal this phrase that I believe the Lord spoke to my heart.
“Stop being what you were and look forward…to what you are becoming.”
Our faith walk in a process. When we come to Christ we are a new creation (according to 2 Corinthians 5:17).
But 2 Corinthians 3:18 tells us that we are being transformed into Christ’s image. I believe that Romans 2:12 ties this all together: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
The good and perfect will of God is that we become like Jesus. If we keep seeing ourselves as we were before our rebirth then we can get discouraged. The renewing of our mind involves shifting our focus from what we were to what we are becoming.
I started a list in my journal that I simply titled “My Becomings.” I’ve added to this list as the Lord has brought concepts to mind. I look at this list often and my prayer is this:
“Thank You Lord that, by Your strength, I am becoming wise, kind, patient, loving, hopeful, courageous, teachable, discerning, steadfast, thankful, prayerful, joyful, disciplined…” The list goes on. I’m sure my list will continue to grow as God reveals the character of Jesus to me day by day.
So, what are you becoming? Maybe it’s time to start your list.