Work in Progress
by Randy Chambers, 2014-10-20
Romans 9:20, NIV: But who are you, O man, to talk back to God?
Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, "Why did you make me like this?
Each of us are in the process of becoming. It is a slow and often tedious process. It
is also one that we continuously try to rush. If we have a habit to kick, we want to do it
in a day. Or if we have a habit we think would be good to develop, we want it to be a
habit after one time. Yet we know that is not realistic. Our walk with God is much
the same, and we often face discouragement when we don't see ourselves to be the types of
Christians we think we should be "by now." This may lead us to try to push
the results--to try to force a finished product without the essential ingredients: time
and patience. "God, why did you make me this way?" we ask. But God
already sees the finished product He is making you to be, and He sees the purpose He has
made you for. As hard as it may be, we have to learn to rest in Him, trust in Him,
and give Him the time to help us become the Christian He sees us as in His Son.