It’s not a dirty word.
In fact, if you begin to understand that good things in life come from the right kind of process, it will revolutionize your approach to living.
Let me give you a great example that many (if not most) of you start your day with.
Before it’s the magically delicious liquid that lands inside your favorite cup, there’s something that goes on before it gets there.
According to the National Coffee Association, there is a ten-step process that a seed must go through before it hits your cup in the morning.
Farmers take a field through a process somewhat like God takes us through life. The farmer will cultivate, irrigate, fertilize, and plow as part of his process or journey for his beloved field.
He wants that seed to grow into the flourishing stalk of corn it was always meant to be.
In the same way, our Creator wants to help us grow into all we were meant to be.
In my experience, it is a very personal process specifically designed for each individual.
We should be careful not to compare ourselves each Child of God is in their own process. Scripture says that God knows every hair on our head and His thoughts of us outnumber the sand of the sea. I am from Southern California and grew up near the beach. Trust me; there is a lot of sand. He knows us very well.
I think one misconception about God is that He doesn’t care about us, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. He cares so much He can’t stop thinking about us.
And this process He takes us through isn’t punishment, if anything, it’s the exact opposite. He wants to see us bloom into the beauty which He created.
His heart for us is to become all He created us to be, and the truth is that takes a process that often feels like a journey to an unknown destination.
The key here is to remember that there is gold all along the trail. There is always so much to learn on the journey and if we see it for the adventure that it is, we can and will find joy in it, which is what our Creator wants for us, joy.
So, if you want to see a harvest of good things, it’s time to plant.
And let’s stop being afraid or intimidated by the process.
This is how your greatness will come to life.