A Human Becoming

You are a human BECOMING. We are called human beings. 

The term “human being” refers to genetics.

The expression “human becoming” is a reference to development. We are constantly under development mentally, emotionally, dispositionally, etc.

We are constantly becoming more nearly what our Lord wants to craft us to be. God is not through with you yet. Be patient with Him.

He enlightens and empowers us. He reveals His will and He gives resources for doing it. Therefore, don’t argue with God: “Do all without murmuring and disputing” (Philippians 2:14).

The Lord does ALL things decently and in order.

Instead of arguing with God, work with the conviction that the promises of God are true. Mountain climbers seeking the summits of the Himalayan Mountains hire Sherpa guides to assist them. They are hardy local people who live in the mountains and are acclimated to the altitude and familiar with the terrain. 

In addition to showing climbers the way, they provide all their needs. Wouldn’t it be absurd for one of us low-landers to get in a quarrel with our Shirpa at 20,000 feet with a storm moving in?

Yet, we dispute our spiritual Sherpa, Jesus Christ. That is even more absurd.

Don’t flippantly pray that line from the Lord’s prayer, “Thy will be done.” Pray it with heartfelt meaning.

Do you remember these words from a song of yesteryear?

“He’s still working on me
To make me what I need to be
It took him just a week to make the moon and stars
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars
How loving and patient He must be
‘Cause He’s still workin’ on me
There really ought to be a sign upon my heart
Don’t judge him yet, there’s an unfinished part.”

Trusting in Him gives peace, knowing the master craftsman is working on you. Psychoanalyst Erik Erikson says the capacity to trust is the very foundation of emotional health. He is so emphatic as to say that unless a person can have this basic inward peace and confidence about life and its outcome, he or she will never achieve emotional maturity and wholeness.

Resign as a self-designer and give the chisel to Jesus.

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:6)