Today the online Bible Study I am participating in ("Limitless Life" on Proverbs31.org - check it out!) presented the question: Do you believe you are God's masterpiece? Do you take Him at His word? That he can take any messy life and use it to make a masterpiece?
My knee-jerk, Jesus-girl response was "YES, of COURSE I believe that!" I mean... He's GOD! He's is big enough and powerful enough to do anything. Right? Right!
But the answer didn't stop there...
Because of course it can never be that simple with me. Can it?
I kept turning the question over and over in my mind. Really letting it soak in for a few minutes. Minutes when I got real honest with myself.
My heart tells me that God can take any mess and turn it into a message. That we are all His masterpieces and He can accomplish anything using us that He plans. I know that to be truth.
But my head... oh, that pesky, pesky head. It just had to jump into the think process. You know, like it tends to do. It reminded me of all the times messiness has resulted from choices and decisions I have made. What a mess I have been - and still am. Of all the times I have tripped myself up trying to go my own way instead of following in God's Will. And asking me if I really think I can ever just let go and let God lead.
And that was the place where my heart and my head fell into agreement. A compromise of sorts. An understanding.
Do I believe God can use even the messy parts of my life to build a masterpiece?
YES! I really really do. IF... I can get out of His way and let Him do His work in me.