Life. Under Construction

by SomeGirl on May 10, 2012 · 6 comments

After a week of soul searching, praying and trying really hard to figure out “what’s wrong with me?!” God spoke deeply into my heart at this intersection…

 

 

All around our city roads are under construction.

Even the highways surrounding our city are all under construction… BIG construction.

There is hardly anywhere you can go without being detoured, or made to slow down because of the demolition and re-building taking place.

I’ve driven alongside barricades, with shoulders raised, as roads turn in unexpected ways, changing directions weekly.

I’ve heeded the 20 mph warning signs, as my mind has raced in a hurry to make it to our destination.

I’ve detoured, sought new routes, watched construction equipment, and waited…

I’ve spent a good amount of time thinking about how this state of being “under construction” has inconvenienced me, gotten in the way of my plans, and generally made life more stressful/difficult.

But, until this morning, I hadn’t thought much about the future outcome…

The roads are being prepared for growth.

New ones are being made and old ones are being made new.

The former state of being wasn’t sufficient for the travel to come.

But the new state will be able to hold so much more.

Each road is being built and designed by a master builder, one who can see the whole plan and knows what lies ahead.

All of the roads are being constructed for the betterment of everyone involved.

And then, I am soberly reminded of the construction going on in my heart.

The inconvenient, ugly, dirty, brokenness that has been brought to light in my heart’s eyes.

I’ve looked at it with disgust and complained about its presence.

But never once have I thought about it being a plan by the Master Builder to prepare the way in my life for more of what He has to come…

Nope, I’ve wallowed in the shame of my brokenness, wishing I was made whole as I used to be, not seeing the wonderful work God is doing while breaking my hard ground.

And now, with new eyes that drip tears down warm cheeks, I see God’s hand at work and rest in the fact that this current state of my heart isn’t here to stay. I’m just… Under Construction.

 

Something I’m thinking about.

 

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{ 6 comments }

Patti

I love this post Michelle. Under construction… such an apt analogy. And encouragement to cling to hope in what is coming. “The former state of being wasn’t sufficient for the travel to come. But the new state will be able to hold so much more.” It reminds me of the scripture “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Cor 5:17 But that construction of the new us sure can be inconvenient, and sometimes painful.

Ashley O

I love this post! I feel like I’m right along there with you. Lately I feel like an onion that God himself is peeling back exposing all of the sin that’s inside of me. I feel grateful because I now he disciplines the ones he loves. I love that it’s drawing me nearer to him. It definitely doesn’t make it any easier!

Alecia

I like that…under construction! I have felt like that for quite awhile and probably always will. But as long as I’m changing for the better, I’m OK with it.

Michelle

You made me cry in the waiting room at dr. Dix’s office…

You already know I’m right there with you. What a beautiful post!

Deb Chitwood

So true … transitions are difficult. It’s always good to know the Master Builder is in charge, making improvements. Wishing you many blessings, Michelle!

Sara

Love the thought that this MESS will become a more fit road for others to find the Way. Love how you took this analogy beyond construction to the future results. Looking forward to His recreation. Thanks, Michelle!

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