Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Transformation... more than meets the eye?

trans-form-ation: noun: a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." ~ Romans 12:2

"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." ~ 2 Corinthians 3:18

When most of us think of the word "transformation" we think change.  Some may think of it in the sense that a caterpillar changes or transforms into a butterfly, a seed grows or transforms into a tree or plant.  But what about ourselves?  Can you see or sense or feel a transformation that has happened to you in your lifetime?  I can, in fact I'm still walking it out right now.  I have reminders right in front of me as I type of what I changed from.  What has transformed me and is continuing to transform me from where I was 15 years ago sits on the shelves of my desk in my bedroom.  

I've been fixated on the topic of "transformation" for about a month now and I'm still not for sure if what I'm writing flows well so if you're reading this please bear with any ramblings ; )  I really can't put into words quite yet all the God has done and continues to do in my heart and in my life as He transforms me from who I was once was into who I am now.  I can even see such a huge difference between October/November 2007 to March 2008 to the present (June 2009)... it is shocking to tally how much has happened in the last 20 months to get me where I am today.  There are still moments where I want to throw up my hands and just give up, but those moments are way less often than they were a few months ago... now when I picture in my mind's eye where God has brought me it brings a peace and a gentle smile to my heart.  My life is not at all what I thought it would be or could imagine it to look like at 27, but I guess I've also learned that when you begin to finally "let go and let God" it turns out much better than you could ever expect, hope for, or imagine.  I definitely could have done without some "life lessons" but then again what would I have learned? ; )  

God has finally gotten a hold of me (or maybe I've finally stopped running) in the last 6 months as I've laid down the deepest desires and hopes of my heart.  I hear others say to "hope" that I'm not in the same place they are at a certain age, and so I do... not because there life is so bad and I don't want it, but because that's not what God wants for me.  He's got another path in mind for me and as He slowly reveals it day by day, moment by moment, I greet Him with a happy heart and great anticipation for the journey ahead.  I strongly advise you to take hold of what God is laying out ahead of you and with a peaceful heart and soul trust Him... with all that you have... you will not be disappointed! : )

Left my fear by the side of the road
Hear You speak
Won't let go
Fall to my knees as I lift my hands to pray

Got every reason to be here again
Father's love that draws me in
And all my eyes wanna see is a glimpse of You

All I need is You
All I need is You Lord
Is you Lord

One more day and it's not the same
Your spirit calls my heart to sing
Drawn to the voice of my Saviour once again
Where would my soul be without Your Son
Gave His life to save the earth
Rest in the thought that You're watching over me

~ All I Need is You - Hillsong United (2004)

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