The process of destiny is the most crucial part of entering into your purpose because success in that process ultimately guarantees getting to your purpose and destiny. The caterpillar becomes a butterfly not in mid-air but in the safe confines of the cocoon. And that’s what ‘’the process’’ of destiny represents, a place of shielding from the world where from the outside your life seems inconsequential…without form and void as in the beginning when God was creating the world but as the Holy Spirit ‘’hovers’’ over you, God is creating in you what He initially had in mind.
The tricky part is in staying in the process long enough to actually get made…too many times we crave the spotlight too early and we come out of our cocoons unformed and unmade and we then go about creating our own destiny and glory. There is nothing wrong with the spotlight…as a matter of fact, I truly believe that is an inner longing that God Himself put there that the glory of God over your life fulfils. The ‘’spotlight’’ feeling is meant to be activated and fulfilled by the glory of God that should hover over you. This is evident in the first man that God created, Adam, was right in the presence of God and the glory of God over his life automatically made him ruler of the earth so much that all created things around him sort of honoured him as such without question and he ruled over creation, because of that glory.
But he lost his standing in the glory of God when sin came and the land itself acted against him because of that, hence the present state of humanity outside the will of God where you toil and sweat to survive.
Jesus’ coming, was then to restore us to what we had lost, the mandate over creation, by paying the price of sin for us so we could be restored back into the presence of God. Salvation is not so much a set of rules and regulations to inhibit us but a state of being that allows us into God’s presence which then ultimately over time creates in us the desire to stay in the presence of God, and the ability to overcome sin which then allows for the glory of God to begin to operate in our lives as He initially intended…and the ‘’spotlight’’ that each person craves, then returns.
But the process is crucial to this, otherwise we forfeit what is truly ours. The process ensures that all that we have inherited as the sin nature is dealt with so it does not sabotage your ‘’glory’’ as it did with Adam and Eve. And it is in what we suffer that we are made perfect as God empties us of ourselves so we are able to contain His glory (you cannot contain His glory when you are full of yourself because then our will and His will will always be at contest).
The process is the purification necessary to ensure our right standing with God that produces holiness and purity in our lives, and in holiness we are then prepared for great exploits as God pours His glory on us, because to do and be as God is, His glory (or what is popular coined his anointing) is necessary.
1 Timothy 2:20 ‘’But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonour. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.’’
In light of the above passage, it then really is up to us (because God doesn’t play favourites and is no respecter of persons) whether or not your life shines with the glory of God beyond mere words but in what our lives produce…Taking the example of Jesus Himself, even though he was the Son of God, he waited until God Himself approved Him to say the process is over its now time for your life to shine when He said ‘’this is my son in whom am well pleased’’ and then the glory of God came on Him and it is from here that you see Him do great and powerful things…at the age of 30…once he had been matured…you did not here of Jesus between the ages of 12 and 30, even though He was the Son of God, because he had to go through the process until God was satisfied that He was ready. And if Jesus came to show the way and is called the firstborn of many, we should then also follow in his example. But too many times, too many Christians cut short that process in pursuit of self-centered fame and glory before they actually are ready…coz self glorification and the authentic power of the Holy Spirit cannot go together, its either one or the other…and the difference between the two is not so much what we do or have done as “works for God” but in the attitude of our hearts. If this were not, the Bible would not talk about those God would reject and say He never knew even though they had supposedly done so much good for Him. Even though man may applaud us in what we do, God weighs it all through the attitude of our heart’s, coz it’s possible to be very busy in the things of God but have a rotten heart and therefore be very far from Him.
May we embrace the ‘’process’’ as painful as it may sometimes be so our lives eventually become undeniably glory filled…