Philippians 1:6 “. . . 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.”
I get really impatient with God sometimes, just wanting Him to go ahead and do whatever it is He plans to do in my life. And I get impatient with myself, because it seems I’ll never be the person I want to be, that God wants me to be. Doesn’t God have a blueprint to follow, or something?
But God has all the time in the world. He’s in no hurry. Rather than just slapping together a sub-standard version of our souls, He likes to take his time, sculpting us into a beautiful masterpiece.
He’s not a quitter, either. He began His work in us on the day of our conception. From the moment we had life, He began drawing us to Himself, longing for us to someday choose a relationship with Him. And He’s been whittling away at our souls since long before we knew He existed. He’s molding, sculpting, carving, . . . discarding the needless, ugly, useless parts, leaving behind only what is lovely and true and perfect. And He’s taking His time doing it, because He already knows the finished product, and He wants it to be just right.
God is the master architect, and He holds the blueprints of our lives. Trust Him. He will not leave His work undone. Let Him have His way, and the final results will be stunningly, breathtakingly beautiful.
I know You are always working to make me more like You. Thank You for not giving up on me.
This is perfect for me today. I’m sending out resumes to some places… Waiting patiently to see what God picks out for me as a next step…. 🙂
Another verse that goes well with this is Psalms 27:14. “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Patience is a weak area for me. Should be easy, ’cause God never grows impatient with me, but I’m a work in progress. 😉
Thanks for a great post and food for thought.