process long term

Often we get caught up in matters which have varying degrees of importance in themselves. Sometimes it’s a case of doing well versus doing better, which involves wisdom and discernment. Other times we can be hoodwinked into what seemed good at the time, but was not.

We can get so caught up in the fury and tyranny of the moment and urgent. And in that we can lose what is most important, and thus really lose the wisdom that is ours in Jesus. Yes, we don’t want to be taken for a ride, but if we are, then we in Jesus must take care not to abandon the way of Jesus.

We must learn to process long term. Which for us in Jesus means maturity in him, together becoming like him. We’ll make mistakes along the way as to the best decisions to be made in life. That is inevitable, and we should try to learn from that and do better.

But we must not lose sight of the goal in the end. It is no less than the new humanity in Jesus, which we are to be part and parcel with. And this is nothing less than the process and journey of a lifetime. Into more and more conformity to God’s will in Jesus, which is Jesus-like. As we look forward to the result of God’s good working in all things, in and through Jesus for us and through us for the world.