The Process of Development


Several years ago a photograph had to go through a process to be developed.  The photograph which was taken with a camera, had to be developed out of a negative and went through several steps before becoming a picture.  The photo was first taken into a dark room.  It was then soaked in water, then converted into a metallic silver.  It was then rinsed in clean water, and it was finally perfected by light.  As it was being developed it was handled carefully to avoid any damage, discoloration, or fading.

Our generation has been spoiled with modern technology.  We are able to take a picture instantly from just about any place in the world with a cell phone or other digital devices.  In the same way, so many of us want to resist the process that God brings us through, because we are looking for an instant “modern technology” transformation.  Every one of us have been taken from a negative situation but so many of us are undeveloped because we don’t allow God to continue with the process in our lives.

The Lord says;

“Allow Me to work in you and through you to bring every negative situation into a positive.  Do not rebel and do not resist the process.  Some say, it is too difficult but others understand that I am walking with them through it all.  The process is necessary to be conformed and developed into My image.  This is the place where all impurities and defilement will be destroyed and all bruises and blemishes will be erased.  This is the place where the rough edges will be smooth out, broken hearts will be restored and wounds from the past will be removed.  The memories of the afflictions and traumas will be wiped away.  This is the place where your mind will be renewed and you will learn to walk in integrity and grow in maturity.  This place is necessary for your spiritual growth and fruit that will remain.  Just as there is a process of maturation in the natural life, there is also a process in your spiritual life.  Trust Me when you feel that the process is too challenging.  My plans will be established through this process of development.  This is where transformation will take place.  This is where you will learn to walk and this is where you will learn to grow.

Visualize the big picture and understand that it requires many steps to get there.  Don’t look back which will hinder the process of development . In the same way that Joseph yielded to the process without seeing the outcome of his future, don’t let go of your dream.  See yourself as the transformed person who I have created you to be . As you allow Me to work in you, you will understand what it is to live a victorious life.  Allow Me to accomplish My perfect will in you, and bring you into the place that I have for you to make a difference.  Allow Me to rearrange your life and work deep within as I bring you into a higher place.  As you allow Me to change you into the glorious person that I created you to be, others will see the brilliance of the transformed life that I am forming in you . You are individually crafted and exclusively built.  There are no two people the same, and no two serves the same purpose.  I have created you individually with a plan and a purpose.  Yield to the process.  The process is necessary for your vision to become a reality as you allow Me to work in and through you”

says the Lord.

“Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the Lord tested him” Psalm 105:19.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” 2 Corinthians 5:17.

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” Philippians 1:6.

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure” Philippians 2:13b.


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