REbuild, REnew, REstore
Sometimes God speaks so loud and clearly when I am searching for an answer to a problem or situation. Other times He is silent as I work through some heartache or trial. Then there are times like this morning. I was driving my daughter to her volleyball tournament and we were browsing music videos on my phone. A song comes up from Danny Gokey that I had never heard before. She says….I like his voice lets listen. Then like a punch to the gut or a slap across the face……The words of this song just pierced me.
“You’re making a masterpiece
You’re shaping the soul in me
You’re moving where I can’t see
And all I am is in your hands
You’re taking me all apart
Like it was you’re plan from the start
To finish you’re work of art for all to see
You’re Making a masterpiece”
In these words I could feel God’s voice saying stop worrying Gary, I am not done. I don’t embrace change very well. I am a creature of comfort and routine. This past year has been one of change personally and in my business. I have asked God to point me in His direction but my mind questions whether I truly believe that He’s got this! I know….writing those words sounds terrible….I question that God’s in control of this?
Then in the words of a simple song that I “stumbled” upon this morning He speaks words of affirmation and confirmation.
I am still working on you
I am not done with you
I love you and have the best plans for you
I want you to trust me more each day
I don’t want you to fear the unknown
I am tearing you apart for my purpose
I am making something better for my glory
Even though I have struggles and frustrations as a parent, husband, employer, and man. I feel inadequate to handle everything that is placed in front of me each day. I feel like I disappoint and fall short of being the man that I think I should be for those who depend on me. I can confidently say this morning that God is still working on and in me. He is not finished. This struggle is worth it because I am His masterpiece in the making. And I am not alone. He wants to tell you the same thing today and every day. Whatever struggle, trial or pain you face today. It is pain with a purpose. He is shaping, growing and strengthening you for HIS PURPOSE. He will use every situation to shape you! You’re HIS masterpiece!
Here's link to the song: