I've often thought I should own a T-shirt that says, “I'm in a constant state of renovation.” One thing in particular that I am trying to correct is to be much more dependable. I start out with the best of intentions, but seem to come up quite short far too often. I find myself making promises I can't keep. I over book my time and then can't complete the promised task.
Much of my life resembles my house; in need of renovation. I'm glad God's not done renovating my life. Life's renovation like my house will take time. There's a process to making sure it's done right. If I don't fix the foundation before I rebuild the walls, cracks will develop because the foundation can't support correctly. It's exactly the same in my life. God won't build anything until He's built in me a strong and firm foundation. The building process isn't easy and it isn't comfortable, but is worth it in the long run. When the winds and storms come my foundation will hold. As I have worked on renovating my physical house there have been times when I've had to tear out and remove rotten and untrustworthy materials. God does the same in my life. He makes sure that only the healthy remains by replacing the rotten with things that are whole. I may not always be dependable, but my God is and I'm glad that He'll not forsake me in the middle of the renovation process.
“God is the one who began this good work in you, and I am certain that he won't stop before it is complete on the day that Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6
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