It’s not about measuring up beloved, it’s simply about growing up.
Don’t try and be what you are not, especially in comparing yourself to those who are more mature and advanced Spiritually. When you compare yourself with others then you are insulting your own uniqueness within the body of Christ. Be an original and look to Jesus only, because what you look at, you become.
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Be where you are in your SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT and choose to see yourself as beautiful, knowing that the Father looks at you through the eyes of perfect love, even though you might still be dealing with certain faults, failures, imperfections, habits, shortcomings and weaknesses.
See those things not as an opportunity to judge, ridicule, condemn or hate and reject yourself but give it all to Christ and embrace your need of Him to intervene on your behalf, because He is FAITHFUL to correct every fault, to turn every failure into success, to perfect all of those imperfections, break every habit, cause you to discover His all-sufficiency in every place where you come short and turn every weakness into the divine strength of His Spirit as He causes you to grow into the measure of the full stature of mature sonship.
LEARN TO FLOW GRACEFULLY WITH HIM THROUGH THE DIFFERENT SEASONS OF SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT – Mark 4:28 first the blade, then the ear, after that the full grain in the ear.
God told me that a child can only be to where it has grown. A child cannot be more than what it already is, so stop also trying to be God’s child, because His child is who and what you already are.
HIS LOVE IS CONSTANT AND ENDURINGLY THE SAME AND HE WILL LOVE YOU INTO MATURITY AND WHOLENESS UNTIL YOU BECOME THE PERSON HE CREATED YOU TO BE.
The key is to keep your entire focus and trust in Him and to ask the Father to do with you every day what His Son declared in John 6:44 No man can come to Me, except the Father who has sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
65 And He said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto Me, except it were given unto him of My Father.
NEVER FORSAKE THE TIME IT TAKES TO SEEK HIS FACE, FOR IT’S IN THE PRESENCE OF DIVINE LOVE THAT ALL THE REQUIRED CHANGE IS WROUGHT INTO MAN.
Philippians 3:16 Nevertheless, to what we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them who so walk, since you have us for an example.
The Holy Spirit just told me this…”as we bore the image of the earthy fallen man, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man (Jesus).
The beautiful thing about the gospel is that this heavenly Man came to conquer the earthy man through a demonstration of divine love and this is exactly the work of God unto sanctification in our lives.
He lovingly and affectionately works out that which Christ has already accomplished on our behalf.
His victory becomes a reality more and more as we follow Him out of darkness into the freedom of His glorious light. All darkness in us becomes visible the closer we move to God, then when exposed, it is expelled through a demonstration of His conquering love. His delivering power progressively rescues His children from the grip and the influence of darkness in every area of their lives as they lovingly and willingly submit and yield to the divine influence.
It is never a matter of cruelty as the enemy would want us to believe but in fact a beautiful demonstration and a rescue from the powers which threatens to destroy us and keep us in bondage.
The destiny and purpose that God has for you requires for you to be mature and completely whole and healed of all emotional wounds, past abuse and hurts. God seeks to uproot and destroy the old foundation of our sinful fleshly ways and build himself into us as we allow Him to penetrate our depths otherwise we will not be able to handle and cope with the weight of glory which He has called us to walk in”.
As you walk with Him through the purifying fires of seasonal trials embrace the pressures of your trials because it exposes deep wounds and places of deep hurt and deep brokenness and pain which must all be healed until you are made whole.
We are not ready to come out of the furnace until we can dance with Him in the fire, which speaks of being fully conquered by the beauty and fiery passion of divine love. God literally burns himself into us as a living piercing sword until He has weaved himself into the entirety of our entire beings, until He has brought us into agreement and oneness with himself – Hebrews 4:12.
“The key to transformation is yielding in trust to the LORD’s hand and touch – instead of fighting to do the work in your own human strength and effort. You cannot transform yourself into the image of the Lord. It is impossible! But what is impossible for you, is possible with Me. While you yield, keep your heart focused and connected to the Father’s heart.
You must sever all ties to false perceptions of Us – religious, fear-based nonsense that erects a false god in your heart and separates you from what is true and holy. What you are to persevere in is a God-conscious dependence, surrender, and trust. This is the path to glorious transformation that I Myself will work in you.”
He’s placing the mark of sonship on us in the fire because Father is authorizing us to take the harvest. We come out of this fiery furnace as mature manifested sons – Psalm 2: 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD has said unto me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give you the nations for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.