And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2
The process of metamorphosis is defined as “a change in the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means.” This is the process that most accurately describes what happens to a person who is born again. You start as one one person and over time you develop into a completely different one through the process of sanctification. As you read the Word you’re being transformed and becoming more and more like Jesus and less and less like the person you were before you knew Him. You begin to take on His characteristics and leave behind your old ones.
The caterpillar has no idea when it enters the cocoon that it will loose 10 eyes, 10 legs, and 5-6 layers of skin! When the caterpillar emerges it will be completely different in form and appearance. For the Believer in Jesus, this process takes longer than 2 weeks, 2 months or 2 years... it’s a lifetime! So be patient with the process! Trust the Lord as He transforms you! Be in the Word daily and allow it to be the spiritual soap that cleanses you from the inside out! The more Word in the more Word out! The more soap we use the cleaner we will be!