There is a birthing, a release of the Christ-life from within us to external manifestation and experience.
It’s the baby learning to crawl or the bird learning to fly. The potential and ability were ALWAYS there but they had to be harnessed and trusted and experienced.
This process of His life, more and more becoming the experience of our life, is like the woman in childbirth. There is expectation (Lord, you say, “be holy as I am holy” – that means it’s possible, probable and will happen, or You say, “I have given you everything you need for life and godliness” and I can’t wait to experience that), there is anticipation (“Lord, I’m hungry to know and share unconditional love, when will it happen?”) and there is manifestation (“Lord, where did that reaction, response, thought or feeling come from – it wasn’t from me?”, or, “Lord, I hate this thing I keep doing” [the fact that you hate what is ‘ungodly’ speaks of the fact that you know it isn’t the real you and that you are in fact, godly]).
We must acknowledge that the outer manifestation of ourselves is not the full truth about us. There is a seed within us, that WILL grow, that WILL produce, 30, 60 or 100-fold.
Living this new life, this Christ-life, evolving into the fullness of who we are requires us to remove duality. We must acknowledge that the carnal person we see is not the truth and fullness of who we are. We must realize that our outer wrapper can be shed, in fact must be shed, in order for the fullness of who we are to be released and experienced.
Too many embrace the outer as the truth of themselves. Too many are thwarted in manifesting and experiencing their perfection (in Him) because they don’t know this truth. They are looking outside of themselves for a solution to their issues.
The eternal answer, however, if found in “Christ-in me”, that lives the hope (1680 elpís (from elpō, "to anticipate, welcome") – properly, EXPECTATION OF WHAT IS SURE (CERTAIN); hope) of glory.
Crustaceans, amphibians and even some mammal find their skin/shell abandoned as they grow, naturally. May we all, children of God, trust Him in the timing of our shedding the old (over and over) and the every expanding revelation and living the new until all that remains is Christ – our life hidden in Him; our sense of who we are apart from Him totally abandoned. It’s an evolution of the inside out, where flesh, ego and self are swallowed up as we trust His timing, and rest as He births from within us the wonder of the Godhead bodily.
Col 2:6-7 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.