That was your original destination, anyway. The Bible tells us that “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). It was His original intent- we just fell short of it.
That said, now He intends to radically change the identity of the people He came to seek, save, and set free:
- From shame…. to glory.
- From your past… to your full potential.
- From your own self image… to everything He sees in you.
This is why Jesus endured the Cross, even while despising the shame associated with it (Hebrews 12:1-2). Often, we find ourselves stuck in the shame of our pasts, not realizing that we are destined for His glory, that He made that journey from shame to glory in order to take us on the journey with Him.
He didn’t make that trek for Him; He did it for us. He already sat in glory and emptied Himself of it in order to come near to us (see Philippians 2:5-11).
We will be glorified with Him. You will be glorified with Him. That’s one of the reasons He came. In fact, Andrew Wommack writes,
“The word says that the sufferings of this present world are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us- not to us- but in us.”