Everything about us in the eyes of God is: “Already concluded and finished!”
Our struggles, challenges and battles, brings us to conformity in Jesus!
Before a sculptor begins a sculpture, in his mind, he has already finished what he desires to create.
He looks at a rock, or tree and says it’s a lion or an eagle. Everyone around looks at him and think he is insane but, no, he is not! The truth is, “All other’s are blind.”
It is not the duty of the tree or the rock to bring out the lion or eagle hidden inside of it, it is the duty of the sculptor!
In order to bring out the hidden image, he goes to work with the hammer, chisel and everything needed to carve out what he sees in it!
Until he is done, he is not finished! After carving it out, then he polishes it to make it shine and then moves it to the showroom for attractive display!
Through out this process, of messing up the wood or rock from which the sculpture is hewn, the sculptor is messed up also!
All the debris from the wood, rock makes the sculptor looks messed up, but he doesn’t care, he knows what he is doing. He is displaying his craftsmanship to bring out his workmanship!
Let’s bring this home!
Everything you are going through right now is not strange to God who is our sculptor. Only He knows what He has in mind to bring out from you!
The crisis, the troubles, the pains, the tears are all working out something and it is not about it making your enemies bow to you or die by fire, no!
It is not just about you coming out with riches and money, it goes far and beyond all of these.
His overall purpose is to bring us all to our singular destiny in Him, which He Purposed long before time began or we were ever born: “To be conformed to the image of The Son of God Who is The Glory and Image of the invisible God whom we all will also, in Him, become the image of Him in all ramifications in our human bodies!”
Note that during the process of the working on the rock or wood, the sculpture did nothing but to just simply yield to the sculptor — even so, should we!
During our individual process, let us just yield, not struggle with the sculptor as the clay can never say to the potter why make me a cup or this or that or tell the potter what it wants to be!
I have learnt not to look at me in my process but see me in the end when I am displayed as his workmanship been displayed for every good work I am destined to do in Christ Jesus.
So therefore, I glory in my pains and afflictions knowing that, they are the road I must pass to my final destiny which is conformity into him!!
~ by Mark Cyril
Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.