In Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, definition 2(a) of the word construction means the process, art or manner of constructing something. I’d like to focus on the very first word, which is process. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Don’t rush the process. Trust the process.” Usually “the process” is the wait…
How many of you know that construction takes time? Especially if we’re talking about something that’s built to last. 1 Peter 2:5 (NLT) “And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.”
Listen my good people, construction takes time! Putting you together, takes time. Putting me together, takes time. Putting the body of Christ together… TAKES TIME! We’re not magically transformed because we’re saved. When we give our lives to God, He begins a great work in us!
Philippians 1:6 (NLT), “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Us learning, growing and becoming doesn’t end when we say yes to God. It continues for a lifetime. God is building us up and won’t stop His work within us, until Jesus comes back! We won’t reach perfection until we reach Heaven.
However, just because we’re not perfect, doesn’t mean that God is going to leave us in our mess. He’s going to construct us, and construction takes time. So, if you’ve been waiting on God, it’s for good reason… He’s working on your heart. Even if you think that you have little or no issues, please believe that there’s always something that you can improve on, and as a child of God, our Father wants us to be perfected.
He wants us to have all the tools that we need to navigate through life favorably in His will. How many of you can honestly admit that there was a time in your life when you got tired of waiting on God? 🙋🏾♀️I’m not ashamed that in the past, I’ve most certainly had these moments, so you know what I did? I took matters into my own hands and do you know what happened? I end up setting myself back even further than I was before…
So, needless to say, I learned to depend on God, and truly wait for Him. Instead of leaning on my own understanding, wisdom taught me to wait in faith. Listening with an open heart and mind to the voice of God. The more I listened, the more direction He gave and the more knowledge I attained. So, if you’ve been waiting a while, it’s because the reconstruction of your heart is going to take a while.
It is not God’s will to throw you into something you’re not ready for. How would you feel if you had no educational training or experience as a surgeon, and someone just threw you into a surgery room and said, “Perform open heart surgery on a certain individual”? You would probably have an anxiety attack! You wouldn’t know what to do! The pressure from being put into a situation you’re not ready for, could cause these same things to happen to you, IF you rush the process and don’t allow God to work on you!
Sure, your feelings will say you’re ready. Your situation may cause you to say, “Enough is enough.” People may pressure you into doing whatever… but listening to anything other than God’s voice will set you back, not help you move forward. The Word of God says in Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Change your perspective.
It’s not about you… It’s about what God wants to do through you! Think about all the great things you want God to do in your life… Now imagine His plans being even greater! Can you imagine it?
It’s true. His plans are even greater! But He has to build us up, and develop us into, so that through Him we are able! Life is deeper than attaining the things of this world. God is building something within us that’s not only good for a lifetime, but it will also last forever.
Psalm 27:14 (ISV)
Wait on the LORD. Be courageous, and he will strengthen your heart. Wait on the LORD!