“ And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit." - 2 Corinthians 3:18
The moving forward to new glory does not mean I’m moving from crises to glory. This passage means you find God’s victory and glory presently where you are - overcoming there. How? By looking at and to Jesus in a close "friendship-relationship-loyal-committed” fashion.
However, this takes something I want to explain.
The challenge is we tend to look away through distractions, crises, or even culture that influences us. Jesus Christ remains our only anchor and “Change-Agent”. What we are unable to change, He does. However, becoming like Him by looking at Him as the above passage indicates, is our responsibility. That “unveiled” word is important; it is the Greek word “anakalupto”, meaning to uncover, disclose, with the tense being continuous. It means the “veil" is a person who looking at God’s glory willingly “uncovers”, “discloses” their present and immediate condition without hiding anything. As they look honestly without veils of coverups, then the change or metamorphoses, the word for “transformed”, takes place as we look to Christ.
Change always begins with being honest with ourselves. Unveil your face and be ready for transformation that is glorious!