Under Construction – Please Pardon The Mess

The words “under construction” came to me the other night while praying. I immediately began to worry and panic about what God has in store for my personal life and/or ministry and thought, “no more change!” The picture of a construction site came to mind:  messy, incomplete, and a structure only partially finished. As I pondered, I realized a construction site is truly no different from my own life; it is a work in progress. 

I got up from praying and wrote down the words “under construction”. I began to reflect and shift my focus on God, the Master Builder, and His abilities and unlimited resources. Oswald Chambers wrote, “Jesus, the Master Builder, takes us ever so that He may direct and control us completely for His enterprises and His building plan; and no one has any right to demand where He can put us to work.”

God wants to deconstruct our old selves and reconstruct us in His Image. In the book of Ecclesiastes is written “a time to tear down, a time to build”. This is a season for growth in my life and Access Ministry. Our Father the Master Builder desires to build and prepare us for personal growth in and through Him for His glory and impact. “For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus, to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10, NIV) He will give us every supply, resource, and skill necessary to do His work, His way.

So instead of dreading this season of construction and renovation in my life and Access Ministry, I am looking forward to what God is doing and will continue to do. Yes; I am under construction, a work in progress. Please pardon the mess.

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)

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  1. Marianne TUMC wrote on January 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    That is a great metaphor. Sometimes I think construction is close to being done, but then there is an issue that pops up. Not quite ready. With my daughter’s emotional disorder, sometimes she is making great progress, but then something will pop up to remind me how far she has to go.

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