"I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6
There were lego pieces scattered across my great room floor, Dana and Nate sitting cross legged crouched down over them with an intense concentration on both their faces. We had just gotten back from the store where Nate chose two different lego men that he thought him and his Papa could build together. After some time it was evident that the age inscribe on the box (eight years old and older) was for the more experienced lego builder (one that held a college degree in 'Lego Engineering').
They worked tirelessly, Papa reading over every step of the instructions (multiple times) while Nate watched on with never ending words of encouragement, knowing since his Papa placed the moon in the sky surely he could put these few measly pieces of plastic together and give him his lego dream (I watched quietly, being proud I was a girl, never being ask to help out).
They followed the directions to a tee but over and over again came up short when comparing their hero with the drawing of the one he was suppose to replicate on the front of the box. Tempers were rising and nerves were becoming short and Nate was beginning to lose interest so I decided to climb down into the floor and give a helping hand. Needless to say three hours later Nate was running through the yard with two stealth power heros in his hand.
I didn't think the creations would ever be built. I couldn't see the end for the chaos of all the little pieces spread across the floor. The detailed instructions (with pictures) were helpful but were still so hard to follow, but Nate kept his eye on the prize...the end result. He was already imagining himself playing with these helmet wearing crusaders, he was standing at the ready when we put the last pieces into place. He was awestruck at the outcome of our hard work (he never doubted our ability).
I wonder sometimes what God sees of my life from His point of view. I know it's something so much more positive than what I see. The pieces of my life can sometimes look confusing, unpredictable and out of order. I wonder if there is anyway my puzzle will fit together, but God has the instructions. He knows the end result of my life and He never loses control or gives up. He sees the future and is working things out from His perspective, one I cannot see or understand.
I may not can see my future self but I know Who I can trust with all aspects of my life. Just like it took Dana and I time, diligence and patience to finally build those two lego men, God is gathering up and putting together the pieces of my life (good and bad) to create beauty from the chaos.
God is restoring and redeeming parts of your life as He refines and reshapes you into His image. He is taking parts of who you are (when you allow Him) and slowly and methodically placing them at just the right time to build a life that reflects Jesus. Allow Him to be your 'Lego Engineer'. He sees the final results and it is beautiful.
I love you & He loves you more!
Dear Lord, Thank You for working on me. "But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand" (Is. 64:8). In Jesus' name. Amen.