Written & Published by Lolita Buck
God is in the transformation business for sure. No doubt about it. But it's really something else to watch him do his work. Trust me, it's usually nothing like you expect. I'm learning that more & more each day.
Generally speaking the process of change is usually gradual & often done behind the scene. Much like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Only God knows the intricate details of what's taking place. Then out of nowhere you burst out of your cocoon & you're ready to spread your wings & fly.
Let me tell you, mindset & action are key to becoming "a new you." You think I'm kidding? Check out these two scriptures & then let me expound.
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
"For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."
So bottom line, although God is well equipped to do his part. He needs our cooperation to carry out his divine plan.
The first line of business or top priority on your list should be your mind... This is the area that you need to work the most on in my opinion. You do realize that your mind is the gateway for both God & Satan to work their magic, right? Of course Satan changes us for evil & God changes us for good.
I think Satan knows that if he can deceive you, he's got you right where he wants you, in the palm of his hands. You do remember how he did Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden, right? You & I are no different my friend. He has one agenda & one agenda alone. Okay so here it is, just so you can be on the lookout...
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
But just like Satan has an agenda so does our Heavenly Father. He wants us to live an abundant life. Now I don't think he's referring to an abundance of material things per say. The abundant life he promises I think starts with the essence of who we are. Peace in our hearts, a sense of purpose & fulfillment within, I believe that is what he is referring to. And yeah, here & there he may throw in a few luxuries. But hear me LOUD & CLEAR he will never provide more for your pocket book than for your soul. He cares about you, your well being. Anything or anyone that says otherwise, is not of God.
The truth of the matter is that "a new you" does require some work my friend. But the really cool part is that you have a Heavenly Father who's got you fully covered from head to toe working tirelessly to give you the makeover of your life. Forget these "reality tv" makeovers they've got nothing on a God transformation.
Man oh man once God gets a hold of you, look out world. I just had to let you know however, that when God is preparing you for new heights it's definitely a process. Much like a butterfly: The egg, larva, pupa & then finally the butterfly. I'm so thankful for the "new you" that you are becoming each & everyday. I can't wait for you grace the world with your presence as you take flight in your greatness.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude