“God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish.”
Today, I woke up feeling tired, weary, disappointed in myself and devastatingly unmotivated. Just finding it to be a challenge to remember the sparrows and find the bright side. Some days it’s hard to fight off the lies from hell… but I got out of bed, washed my face, and started cleaning, organizing and redecorating (a normal occurrence in my loft). And then Jesus impressed something upon my heart. Just because my loft needs work – some polishing, some more furniture and organizing – doesn’t mean
I’m just going to forget about it and move out. No! I’m going to spend even more time here, using all the energy I can to make it beautiful so that I can invest into others and use it as a place of healing and worship. I’ll keep rearranging things for awhile because I want it to be the best it can be. I have a vision for my space, for my life, and I know that it won’t be a perfect apartment overnight – if ever! Just because it’s not perfect yet doesn’t mean I’m just going to move back to my parent’s house.
I feel like that’s what Jesus does for us. I want to be a space, a vessel, that Jesus can use. But most times fear, failure, sin and humanity can make a mess inside. God doesn’t just leave me and move out and stop using me (just like I wouldn’t move out of my loft when there’s dishes in the sink).
God still uses us in progress. In the polishing, the decorating, the vacuuming. He doesn’t wait until we’re perfect. It’s His presence and design that makes us worth using, worth living in and loving.
He uses you. He lives in your space and loves you while He’s working. Trust Him with every dirty dish, every unmade bed, every pile of laundry. He lives with the carefree AND the brokenhearted. Wherever you are in process, know He doesn’t leave you or wait for you to be a perfect house to live in. He loves living in you, using you, decorating you and perfecting you in His image. He’s (drake voice) faithful faithful faithful, faithful to finish what He’s started in you.
He will never move out, He will never stop designing.