23 Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart; Test me and know my anxious thoughts;
24 And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.
Psalm 139:23 – 24
If you have ever had the privilege of doing some interior decorating within your home, you know exactly how exciting it can be. The very prospect of what it all will look like once the project is complete, the new look and feel of a once outdated look. Many of you know exactly what I’m talking about.
However, the process of getting that new look is a rather messy process. Especially when cementing and retiling gets included in that process.
The process towards the end result has driven many to a place of frustration, causing even loved ones to lash out at one another. This is because you are forced to live within the mess of it all, and no matter how much cleaning you do, you know that it is simply futile as tomorrow they will come back and make a mess all over again.
Many have been driven by the thought of taking charge of the project and finishing the work sooner. The only problem is when we do this we end up putting the whole project even further back.
The day we come to accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour of our lives and we receive the wonderful gift of Holy Spirit, a process of change begins to take place within our lives. The life you once lived is now outdated and Holy Spirit stands ready to show you the prospect of a better you.
Like, any room within your earthly home, Holy Spirit (like any interior designer) knows and sees all the possibilities to create something so incredible within you, but it will be a process getting you there. Fortunately, He is patient and gentle in doing exactly so. When you come to think about it, we are the ones who stunt the process.
When the Lord called out to you, He didn’t call you from a place of perfection; He met you within the mess you found yourself.
Having met you where you were at in life, He now started a journey of change called growth and maturity. This is a process many choose to push within their own strength, thinking that they can bring about the change they often hear about when listening to a sermon or reading about from the Word of God.
My Friend, let me be clear… both you and I will never be able to do the work of the Holy Spirit. He has been in the game for a long time, and the change He brings is one that lasts right through into eternity. Our change lasts right up until the next dilemma comes along.
I have come to know that in order to become the man God has called me to be, fully mature and grown up, doesn’t happen without asking (and including) Holy Spirit to help with the process.
The Lord has sent the Interior Designer into the most inner parts of your life, allow Him to make the change. In the end, you will be glad that you gave Him the right to do so.
“Holy Spirit, I apologize for thinking I know best when it comes to seeing change within my own life. Today I ask that you would do as you know best and bring me to the place of being seen as mature in the sight of the Lord. I pray this in Jesus name. Amen”