Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

Who Are You Becoming In The Process Of Time?

We live in a society that places significant premium on celebrating our personal achievements. And social media fuels the hype.

If you’re a regular on my blog, you will know I’m not anti-aspiration. I’m committed to raising aspirations and the pursuit of excellence.

Achievements or moral values?

But the pursuit of a life of significance cannot hold on its own unless it is underpinned by solid core moral values.

When you are passionate about fulfilling purpose, you must equally be committed to developing integrity, authenticity, speaking and upholding truth.

Without core moral values, your public achievements can only stand on one leg. And it’s only a matter of time before they crumble.

It’s not a question of choosing achievements or values. You need both; cultivate both.

Because he became…

During a recent study of the account of Jesus selecting His disciples, one simple, yet critical phrase jumped at me. And it’s easy to miss this detail about Judas Iscariot.

The idea that Judas was never at any time committed to Christ is biblically inaccurate.

Firstly, Jesus spent all night praying about that choice — Luke 6:12. Secondly, Judas was committed to the itinerary of Jesus with the other disciples.

He broke bread with, engaged deeply with and had direct access to Jesus.

Thirdly, he was given authority to preach the gospel, cast out devils and heal the sick — Mark 6:7.

But it was a phrase in Luke 6:16 that we must not overlook in coming to terms with what happened to Judas in the course of time.

and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

By John 12:4-6, we see the once chosen and anointed Judas now described as covetous and a thief.

Why? Because he became.

Who are you becoming in the process of time?

You cannot ‘become’ what you already are. You become what you’re presently not. Judas didn’t begin as a traitor. He became.

Becoming‘ is a process that begins with the gradual compromise of your core moral values.

Judas compromised his personal integrity on the altar of covetousness. In which areas are you compromising your core values today?

Search your heart and repent today — Psalm 139:23-24.

God is more interested in who we become than what we achieve // Who Are You Becoming In The Process Of Time? Share on X

We must play down the hype on what we are achieving outwardly and pay more attention to who we are becoming inwardly. Because character makes the man.

In the end, who we become speaks louder in the courts of heaven than what we achieve in the palace of men.

Check out my latest podcast episode everywhere you get your podcast including AnchorSpotify and Apple Podcast.

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash.

About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

Leave a Reply

Get Regular Updates

Join other readers to get regular updates from my blog for free. Enter your email address to sign up. I won’t spam you. That’s a promise.