Romans 8:29 NIV | “For those God foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”
As God’s chosen one, your life on this plane of existence is a process. It’s like a journey, and our destination is a person – Christ. God desires that we conform to Christ, and fuse our will into Christ’s. That’s His dream. That’s His heart.
Now, the Lord is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:17) So, we’re journeying towards oneness with the Holy Spirit and absolute surrender to Her ways. And like in every journey, you can tell if you’re making progress or not, by the sceneries that you see and pass. If you keep seeing the same stuff, it simply means you’re stagnant.
God is Spirit. So, a clue that we’re making progress towards Her is detachment from materialism and attachment to nothingness. We’d be led through the path of death, leading up to the streets of ‘desireless’, and ’emptiness’. Be graced to stay on course.