Read: Philippians 1:6

Have you ever tried to build something from scratch? Maybe it was a piece of furniture, a craft activity, or a home improvement project. In the beginning, you had nothing but raw materials and a plan. But step by step, as you followed the plan and put the pieces together, something new and beautiful began to take shape.

Our spiritual growth is a lot like that building process. God is the master builder, and we are His workmanship. When He starts a project, He sees it through to completion. Even when we can’t see the progress, even when it feels like the project is taking too long, we can trust that God is at work.

When you give God your weakness, He will give you strength. You don’t have to be strong enough. You have to be willing to trust God to carry you.

Often, this transformation process isn’t linear or predictable, much like James Clear illustrates in his book Atomic Habits:

“Habits often appear to make no difference until you cross a critical threshold and unlock a new level of performance. In the early and middle stages of any quest, there is often a Valley of Disappointment.”

We can say the same of our spiritual growth. Sometimes, we may feel we’re in a “Valley of Disappointment,” but that’s when we need to trust God’s timing and process.

Transformation is a process and not a one-time event. It’s a continual process of growing, learning, and becoming more like Christ. And throughout this process, we can trust that God, who started this good work in us, will complete it.

Reflection Questions:

  1. How have you seen God work in your life to change you for the better?
  2. In what areas are you still waiting for transformation to take place?
  3. How can you trust God more with the ongoing process of change in your life?