Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

The Process

Ever find it difficult to not fight “The Process” of life? Day by day we are always striving to meet the standards of our friends, our employers, our parents, and even ourselves. Personally, I take a lot of pride in my work and when I don’t meet my own expectations, I criticize myself not because I didn’t do a good job, but deep down thinking I could have done better. We also tend to fight the timing in God’s work. God isn’t a very product oriented being. We all try to take a look and be proud of what we have done, but in the end God isn’t so much interested in what we have done for ourselves, but what we have done for him in our growth with Jesus Christ. If we cease to grow in Christ through the process of application, we aren’t truly pleasing God at all. So when we find the results of our work unacceptable or when we are upset about the timing of things in our lives, we fight God’s process. If we decide to fight a process that is unjust, it isn’t a bad thing, but fighting God’s process of turning us into the people we were created to be is deprecating. God has already mapped our lives out and knows what is best for us. We need to trust his process and not deny the opportunities he throws at us. He will continue to corner us through various circumstances until our pain exceeds our fear. Just like the phrase “Man plans and God laughs”, we all make plans, but at the end of the day, God is the one that has planned everything out. Trust the process. 

Davis Benedict