The Cocoon of Transformation

“As you step out in faith I will come. Do not fear! Do not fear the past. The enemy has come to steal, kill and destroy, but you are in the delivery room now, you are about to give birth. You will give birth in many ways. Different ways than you imagine. Things that are not even on your radar or agenda. I have had to strip you of all else, because otherwise you wouldn’t see, recognise, or do the things I’m calling you to. New things. Creative things. Inspired things. Things never done before, never even thought of or imagined. Keep your mind open. Follow my lead in creativity, I am taking you and using you as my tool. I am preparing you for the release. I am drawing you to me for what is to come. Do what I have already called you to do. I will give you the grace to flow, as you step out in faith. You have the capacity, my child. Why do you doubt yourself? Why do you hold back? This isn’t you. Don’t fear the ‘busyness’ because it won’t feel busy or pressured at all, because as you do it in me, and through me, I will strengthen and empower you – as you are asking me to – and it will be a joy. It will be a JOY! You will overflow in joy and peace as you put your hands to what I have called you to do, because it will come from the internal foundation of me – not striving or trying to build your own life, but me, my plans, my purposes.

I have had to strip you of all else, because otherwise you wouldn’t see, recognise, or do the things I’m calling you to

If you build into and upon what I am building in you, you will thrive. You will reign in life. You will grow and be mature – you will have a maturity and wisdom beyond your years. You feel like you are in a crisis – the chaos, the mess – but I will use it. I will break down anything not of me and I will build my life in you and through you. Don’t look at the mess around you. Don’t look at the past years, don’t look at the failures, don’t look at the lack – lift your head! Look up! And look out! Look forward to what can be and then you will see what will be!

Look forward to what CAN be and then you will see what WILL be!

What causes pressure? What causes stress? Get rid of them now! Just be! Don’t pressure yourself to perform to expectations. I have broken those chains and that burden and you are now free. Free to be. Just be! It’s not worthless, it’s not unproductive, it’s not a waste of time. It’s the most purposeful thing you could do. See what I do when you let go and just ‘be’ and rest in me. I haven’t called you to a life of busyness. I’ve called you to a life in me. Abide in me – throughout your day – and I will abide in you. I will strengthen you as you stop. As you sit. As you open your arms and surrender. Just be with me! 

Do not fear. Don’t fill your mind with anxious thoughts of things that ‘might’ be or what ‘could’ happened. I’ve got you! I’ve hedged you in. I have power, not the enemy. I will not give you bad things. Don’t fear the future, or you will lose the future. Live in the now and it will build for your tomorrow. Longevity! Run the race with passion! Live each day with eternity in mind – as your goal and purpose. Build into all I have entrusted to you. Build into yourself by being with me. I will show you the way. I will lead you forward, day by day, just trust in me. 

Don’t fear the future, or you will lose the future

Come before me and seek me. Ask me what I want for you that day. I will give you your daily bread. Feast on me and you will grow forward. You will be nourished. You will feel the pace. You won’t lose anything from stopping and doing less. In fact you will do more. You will do more this year as you rest in me than you have in your past 10 years. More! You will achieve all that I have had for you in these past 10 years, in one year. I am restoring time. I have broken off the chains – you can feel it. You feel the weight lifted, you feel the burden no more. You are free, my child. Free from bondage. Free from strongholds. Free from the thoughts. Free from torment. Don’t look (to the left or right), just live. Live in maturity. Live in my love as you grow into yourself now. 

You will do more this year as you rest in me than you have in your past 10 years

Come into hiding with me. For this season. For this time. For this moment. Would you dare to hide with me? This season is your cocoon. This season of time. You have lived as the caterpillar – grown as much as you can in this form, but now it is time to grow your wings and take flight. A butterfly must go into a time of hiding first. The transformation time. Hidden. In the darkness. Cocooned in me. Come away. Step away from the platform and the pressure to perform. Yes, they may wonder about you! Yes, some maybe frustrated at you! But who do you serve – man, or Me? The cocoon is your protection. I am protecting you from the world around you, while you shed your skin – your old life, the past – while you go through the messy, ugly and difficult transformation, and while you grow wings to fly. 

When – and only when – you are ready, will I unveil you. For your protection. Because the beauty, strength and grace of what you are growing into is going to be for my glory. I will unveil you for my glory! Do not fear the years, but know it is all for your good. You are becoming you. Look for the butterflies now! Look and you will see! Now is your time of hiding in me. Now is your time of transformation. Now is your time of dying to your old life and being transformed into maturity. I am your cocoon. I am your protective shell. Hide in me. Die in me. And you will arise and emerge in my beauty.”

When – and only when – you are ready, will I unveil you

“A thief has only one thing in mind – he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect – life in its fullness until you overflow!” John 10:10 TPT

“Anyone who hears my teaching and applies it to his life can be compared to a wise man who built his house on unshakable foundation. When the rains fell and the flood came, with fierce winds beating upon his house, it stood firm because of its strong foundation.” Matt 7:24-25 TPT

“Then my father taught me, saying ‘Never forget my words. If you do everything that I teach you, you will reign in life.’” Prov 4:4

“So you must remain in life-union with me, for I remain in life-union with you. For as a branch severed from the vine will not bear fruit, so your life will be fruitless unless you live your life intimately joined to mine.” John 15:4 TPT

“Be willing to be made low before the Lord, and he will exalt you!” James 4:10 TPT