I love to watch the home renovation shows on HGTV. The homes being renovated are overflowing with loads of rubbish that must be removed before renovations can begin. Often during the renovation process, faulty plumbing and wiring is corrected, walls are removed, floors are torn up, and hidden problems are exposed and repaired. Inevitably, on every show I have watched, mounting problems always surpass the homeowner’s budget. Yet, by the time of the great reveal at the show’s end, the homeowners are presented with a beautiful home that far exceeds anything they ever could have imagined. In many instances an extreme makeover was necessary.
The same principle applies with how God works in the lives of His children. Each of us have areas in our lives that God has to renovate in order to conform us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. At times, God’s renovation process can be scary and downright painful. But God wants us to trust Him completely as He renovates the wreckage of our lives. Your Heavenly Father really does know what is best for you. God’s greatest desire is for you to trust Him completely through your renovation process. He wants to bless you with greater, not just material things, but greater joy, peace, hope, and faith. Your job is to cooperate with God so He can make room for the new.
I have learned the Lord does His best work when your situation seems beyond repair. I am constantly amazed by how God is refashioning the ruins of my life into something more beautiful and beneficial. Even the worst crises are opportunities for divine intervention as God builds new dimensions of faith and trust in Him. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “He has made everything beautiful in its time” (NIV). God does things His way and in His time. It takes time to transform your life into something more wonderful than you ever dreamed possible. God is constructing something amazingly awesome in you and for you.
Never resist God’s transformation process. His method requires that you let go of all the junk in your life. What God tears down; He always rebuilds something greater. The Lord removes the old and useless to make way for the new and glorious. When He closes one door, he always opens another door of greater opportunity. The Holy Spirit is ready and willing to help you get rid of old habits and patterns of thinking that prevent you from becoming a new creation in Christ.
Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Sometimes, things get worse during the renovation process. But you are a child of the Most High God. He has empowered you to overcome and prosper in spite of your circumstances. Romans 8:28 is your guarantee that all things will work out for your good and God’s glory. Hold on and trust God. When trouble comes knocking at your door, just keep reminding yourself…it all works out!
Until next time…Be blessed!
Rev. Cynthia Jackson, Rhema Inspirations
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