When I try to control my life, I make an utter mess of it.
And I know I have been doing so when I feel surrounded, inside & out with mess.
God, however, sees my mess far differently than I do.
I want to clean up my messes until I am spotless, and no sign of the mess remains behind to give a viewer any inkling there had been any mess at all.
I sweep my messes under my internal carpet & put on my public face before I go out…but the mess remains within.
God says He has washed me pure as snow, and He doesn’t see the big pile of mess that I do.
He sees building materials for the message He wants to make out of my mess.
I am made 100% clean through Jesus, but the scars that remain behind? They speak to Him of where He is taking me; they speak to me of all the struggles, guilt & shame i see in those same scars.
I see remnants of mess, He sees beauty in the making.
In the last few years, I have been learning its okay to let people see the mess within. Not everybody, but as God has led me to share to a chosen few, my stress has ebbed from trying to hide my mess.
Because we all want to be known and accepted for who we are, right now, in the middle of the newness He is making from the mess on hand.
For we can’t always see what those around us do, how far we have come as we have followed Him.
Our emotions can fog up our vision if we let them have them loudest voice.
I don’t want my stress or mess to be the loudest voice I speak, I want His message to be the words i cling to, and the words i share as He leads.
When you move beyond standing in the midst of your mess, you may catch a glimpse of the message He is knitting together from the broken strands left behind.
Master Creator, His tapestries reveal the glory of their Maker.
You, and i? We are examples of His abundant grace, with which He covers our mess.
Say yes to His dress for you.
Let Him weave the mess into a stunning array of grace, to be worn every day.
Our mess will become something so much greater in His loving hands!