Today I was sweeping the floor after a couple of “wreath making” intense days/nights/mornings and as I swept all the clippings and mess from the last several wreaths into a pile to discard……(I don’t sweep after every wreath, because I will start another one and see that as wasted effort and realize that some of you are horrified at this picture! LOL!) All that aside, God laid on my heart something that I wanted to share:
Sometimes I think my life is just like that pile of clippings, mess, and trash on the floor. But just like my wreath creations, those clippings are part of the process to make a new creation. God is also shaping me into a new creation (just like my wreaths!). He continues to weave, glue, cut, measure, all things in my life. All the beauty, the pain, the grief, the joy, the disappointments to create something precious, special, rare and one of a kind.
I then realized yet once again, that how I (we) look at things can be so skewed, warped and different than how God sees us. Is it a pile on the floor (my life) or simply something the artist(God) is doing to create a masterpiece? Is this pile of mess the by product of hard work removing the excess to get to the end result of a beautiful, genuine life (wreath)? There are days when I start a wreath creation that I am not sure where it will lead how it will come together, and yet it does. How much more does my heavenly Father who created me knows what I need to become all that he intended. The scripture says, He is doing a good work in us and will continue until we are called home or until Jesus returns. (Philippians 1:6). As I turn 59 next month, I realize he is still doing a good work in me. Oh let me let him be the potter…….while I am the clay as the good hymn says.
Maybe you feel you are the mess of clippings on the floor…..but fear not! God is doing a great work in you! He is creating beauty out of the mess…….and oh what an awesome amazing wonderful creation that will be!