I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14


In my early 20’s I really thought I had most spiritual things figured out. I would look at myself and not see many things that needed to be changed. I laugh at that now. I would look at verses and highlight them for someone else that needed to hear it.
The Holy Spirit revealed some things to me and I finally came to my senses. Through a personal bible study I was doing in my mid 20’s, I discovered the process of growth. I knew that the Christian life was a process of learning and applying but the Holy Spirit truly spoke to me through a…”vision” of sorts. That’s the only word I can think of to describe it.
I pictured myself in a long narrow tunnel. The tunnel represented my Christian walk. The tunnel was dimly lit.
At the top of the tunnel I could see chains hanging down to light bulbs. You know the kind you see in a closet. Some of the light bulbs were already on but not all of them. The Holy Spirit revealed to me that the entire tunnel ceiling was full of light bulbs that were not yet on. In my past, with the help of the Holy Spirit, I had reached up and pulled some chains but I had many, many more to see.
The light bulbs represent many aspects of Christ and what He wants to give me- joy, peace, comfort, strength, resolve, perseverance, boldness, knowledge, wisdom and so much more. I just have to be willing to reach up.
The tunnel gets brighter and brighter as I discover what Christ has for me in this life. I know that I have a long way to go and thankfully I don’t want to quit walking on this journey of growth and light bulbs.