Which would you rather do, buy a new house or an older one?
A new house, well everything would be new, however, the price may be over budget. An older house, although the price would be reasonable, one would have to consider the cost of renovation and add that to the price for a good comparison of both. However, an older one should have a mature landscape … which can also create problems; tree roots, old plumbing pipes, basement leakage, etc.
If one is not a handy person, the obvious choice would be to buy new. But, what if God took that mindset with us?
What if He decided that we, being the one that needs renovating, is too much trouble? Where would we all be?
I’m thankful that God doesn’t take the easy road with us! He chooses to work on the existing person.
We don’t have to wait until we are perfect to come to Jesus. Here’s a news flash, we will NEVER be PERFECT in this world! God meets us right where we are; in the midst of pain, in the midst of our own destruction, in the midst of the darkness. God is right there with you, waiting for you to call on Him. Only Jesus will make you perfect, in God’s timing. Don’t be surprised if it is when He returns. He is still working on me. I’ve fallen into the wilderness too many times to count, but, He still picks me up and puts me back on His path.
I’m remembering a cartoon on Facebook. It was a drawing of Jesus and me (not me, but it might as well be me!) The first frame says, “When you see only one set of footprints, that’s when I carried you.” The next frame, still the same picture but it says, “When you see a drag mark, that’s when I dragged you kicking and screaming!” There have been many times that He’s done just that! No I’m not proud of it, but thankful that He did.
When we find ourselves in the wilderness, who moved? Not God, He has a path and plan for our lives. He stays steady on the course. We are the ones that drift in the current.