Let the blasting begin!
In rezoning our comfort zone to a construction zone, things will have to be restructured. Let’s face it; some things are going to have to be removed or reshaped for the work to continue.
Next door to the place where I work a new apartment complex is going up. I have seen some interesting things being accomplished on the road to building a place that will be a help to many people. The first thing the workers had to do was to prepare the ground. They had to bring in some heavy equipment to remove the debris that would be a hindrance to how the site would be shaped or constructed. The ground in this case could not stay the way that it was. It had to be changed.
In our construction zone God may have to do some reshaping and reconstructing of some things in us. First, He may have to reshape our mind set. In Romans 12:1, the Bible speaks of “renewing our mind”. So many times the things I think about God are not always accurate. I may think that I have the way to go about doing something when he may have something totally different in mind. I need to align my thinking with his. In others words, I must listen for his voice and follow his example. In Philippians 2:5, it reads, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus…” He then gives us the example that Jesus gave to us: obedience and subjection to God. and in verse 13, “For it is God who worketh in you both to will and to do his good pleasure.”
Secondly, He may need to reshape our heart. Is there a sin that you can’t let go of? It could be in the way of your going forward for God. How many times has God wanted to do a work in my heart and I kept getting the way. He may have to pull out the heavy machinery to remove this from us, David in Psalm 51:10 cries, “Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me.” There may be something deeply rooted that can only come out by blasting. When we come to God with a brokenness over our sin, he can begin to work. In verse 17, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” God wants to use me and you in his kingdom. He is glad when we get out of our comfort zone and into the construction zone. However, there may be some things that we have to do in order to begin this process.
We do need to get up and get moving, yet we need to make sure we are following the leading of the One who began this process. We need to be aware that when we go forward to work in his kingdom there may be some work that he has to do on us, in order for us to be effective in what he has called us to do.
To be an effective Christian is my heart’s cry. I know there may be things for him to remove, or clean up. I pray that I will be willing to accept the changes He wants to make in me. After all he has done for me, to accept his leadership in my life is the least that I can do.
Let the rezoning continue!