The Lord gave me a message at the beginning of this year entitled "Don't get lost in the process". In that message I talked a lot about the Apostle Paul's conversion and life. Saul (Paul's name before his conversion) was struck with blindness as he traveled to Damascus and God began to speak to him about a great change in his life.
The process wasn't just:
- For Saul to be surrounded by God's presence
- For Saul to hear God's voice
- To receive direction from God
- To be blinded to what he used to be
It was never God's intent to just blind Saul away from the world. It was God's intent for Saul to start seeing what God could really do with his life. The devil would love for you to have the thought, "I'm closer to God than I've ever been" and be happy with that one place in the process.
Don't get lost in the process!
There is no stopping place in the process that God has allowed into our lives. God has more for you and I than we ever imagined was possible. Paul said 28 years after his conversion "I don’t mean to say I am perfect. I haven’t learned all I should even yet, but I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ saved me for and wants me to be." (Philippians 3:12, Living Bible Translation)
What is the process making out of you?
Pastor R. Hoffman