TRANSITION DUE TO TRANSFORMATION!
I am going to be honest before coming to where I am now attending church I was very much a person that was full of unbelief.
My faith wasn’t strong enough to manifest any goodness or withstand storms. I would put on a brave face and pretend to be of faith while in the inside secretly living in disbelief.
Why was this you ask?
I can say I did have a belief in my salvation. That Jesus died for my sins and rose again to be seated at the right hand of the father.
What I had trouble with and still some but as I work on it, it becomes smaller and smaller is the fact that Jesus wants to bless me. That He loves me just for who I am and yet encourages me to change into His image and likeness.
I grew up with low self-esteem and low self-worth to the point that bad verbally abusive statements felt more like love then tender, genuine heartfelt words ever did. This has taken much time to work through and will continue to be part of my journey. These things poison my soul and clouded my lenses to view faith.
Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; 2 Peter 1:10 NASB
What has had to happen is that to move from unbelief to faith on any level the poison in my soul (mind,will amd emotions) has had to be addresses. This has helped me see that verbally abusive words are not healthy, but they aided in clouding my judgement.
To wipe the slate clean ao to speak I have had to be diligent on pulling on the Love of God. Thanking Him daily for what He has done to grow in trusting Him and His faithfulness.
I am slowly transitioning from unbelief to having more a faith life through the transformation that has been taking place in my life through God using Reformation Developmental Center so powefully in my life.
It is by the councel and love given to me that I am able to grow in faith and shed the old and progress toward living the life God predestined for me. But, it still takes my diligent efforts to do the work to change for faith without works is dead. I have to do my part to enable God to have room to do His part.