Feeling behind? The future possibilities are limitless in the Kingdom of God, but the present is also treasure. Peace is with you in a process!
Today, we are going to take a “Posture of Peace” by recognizing peace in our process.
Posture is a short, audible fist bump to remind you God is with you in everything. Together we’re going to be emboldened to take a daily Posture of perfect peace.
In 2 Corinthians 3:18, it says, “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” Recently I was having a conversation with my husband Bruce and we were talking about this feeling of being behind. There’s so much to do, there’s so much to be, there’s so much to become. And I was like, I just wish I was further ahead in this area of my life or that area of my life. And I actually don’t think I’m alone in that desire to be further along.
I think as people of the Kingdom, you and I carry a prophetic sense of possibility all the time, because the possibilities are limitless in the Kingdom of God. So we have this sense of future possibilities in our own development and walk with the Lord or future possibilities for the lives of others, future possibilities for our culture, and we just want to be there now. It’s like we can see it, we can feel it, we can taste it, like, why are we not there yet? And if we’re not aware, we can actually be discouraged by that instead of encouraged by it because we forget we are in process and we have peace with us in the process.
Remember, peace is not a calming feeling. Peace is a calming presence, the very presence of God in us. Some of you are in a healing process right now. Maybe it’s physical healing, or emotional healing, or mental healing, and you’ve had to slow down, you’ve had to rest a lot more, you’ve had to say no to some things in order to prioritize your healing, you’ve had to acknowledge a new normal, a new routine for the season, and I’m sure you just want to be through it. You want to be healed already. But peace, He is with you right now in the process. Some of you are in a transitional process right now. You’ve had to step out, step away, step into, and it’s required a new level of courage and you’ve had to make some really hard decisions. And I’m sure you just want to be through it already. But peace, He’s not waiting at the finish line for you. He is with you right now in the process. Some of you are in a growing process right now. You’re being stretched, you’re being tested, and it’s probably really uncomfortable and you just want to probably be through it already. You want to have mastered the lesson and graduated already, but peace, He is with you right now in the growing process.
We are all in a process and we have peace with us in the process. We are learning, we are growing, we are strengthening, we are healing, we are being transformed. Yes, the future possibilities are limitless and they’re beautiful, however, the present is also treasure because peace is always present. So today I want to encourage you. Don’t rush the process. Don’t feel behind. Don’t let discouragement dictate how you feel about the process that you’re in. Instead, rest in this truth today. You are being transformed.