Do you see the “turkey popper” in this picture? It is the little red peg that is supposed to pop out when the turkey is done. I wonder if any of you, like me, have wondered if someday we (like the turkeys) will reach a point where the popper pops out and God says “You’re done!”
I don’t believe that popper will ever pop in any of our lives, this side of heaven.
We are, and will continue to be, a work in progress. This should not be discouraging news, but encouraging as we realize that [tweet_dis]God is patient with us and we need to be patient with ourselves as well.[/tweet_dis]
The truth is, life is a journey and an adventure with God. We grow and change daily with the goal of a close intimate relationship with Him. Out of that relationship we grow in His character as it is developed in us.
When we accept Jesus Christ into our life and surrender our life to Him, we enter in to an ongoing relationship with Him. Following Christ is not just about eternity with Him in heaven. Following Christ is about a journey we take with Him that begins here on this earth.
I wish we could get to a place this side of heaven where our turkey popper will pop. However, that is not reality, nor is it God’s perspective.
Philippians 3:12-14 tells us Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Let’s press on together on this daily journey with Christ. Becoming more and more the man or woman that God has created us to be. Someday, when we see Him face to face our turkey popper will POP!
The Bible tells us in 1 John 3:2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
What a wonderful celebration that will be!