Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Embrace the Embrace

 Metamorphosis as defined by the dictionary is:  a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adult butterfly.  I have to admit my remembrance of biology 101 was a little sketchy.  However, one of the first keys to wisdom is knowing where to find the knowledge.  There are stages of development in all things, whether they are natural or spiritual.  The life of the Winners Church has in many ways started its entrance into the metamorphosis stage.  We were birthed, developed, gained, grew and became a very good (even great in certain things) caterpillar.  The caterpillar though as wonderful and great as it may be is not what that organism is called to actually be -- it was birthed to be a butterfly.  As amazing, diligent, productive, _________________ (whatever description you want to use) the caterpillar is -- it is still not finished or even close to what it is SUPPOSE to be.   The Winners Church is in the same situation with the little caterpillar.  We are moving into a stage of transition, segue, shift, development, confinement.  Some of those words and the meaning behind them absolutely terrify some people, but they are the only way you make the metamorphosis productive.  You can chose to stay in the stage of the caterpillar and crawl around your entire existence and even be good at crawling, but why???  You have to embrace the embrace.  You have to be willing to find the secret place.  That place where God can develop in you the things He wants and needs in you in order to fly.  The things that many organism, churches and especially people are not willing to go through.  The metamorphosis is for YOU, and you are for HIM.  When we learn that principle we have the opportunity to make it through any process, any challenge, any storm, anything and know that it is for me -- not against me.

More coming later on "Embrace the Embrace" -- Living in the suffocating confines of transition...

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