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Relax God is at work

'...what we will be has not yet been made known...' 1 John 3:2 NIV

Today you might be feeling like, 'My life feels a bit all over the place at the moment.' John replies: 'Now we are children of God and what we will be has not yet been known' (1 John 3:2 NIV). Have you ever been to a building site? It looks like anything but a building, doesn't it? That's because 'what we will be has not yet been made known.' But, bit by bit, under the architect's supervision, bricks, beams and piles of sand start taking shape.

You may feel like a mess right now. In fact if your church is doing its job there should be lots of messy people in it: people being pulled out of rough situations, people in the process of being restored. The good news is you have been spiritually reborn. You are under construction. There is a plan and purpose behind what's going on in your life. Things will come together. You see, when Christ comes into your life your spirit is immediately changed, but your emotions, appetites and attitudes still need work - generally lots of it.

In each one of us there are areas that need to be corrected and redirected. And until they are we struggle to handle them. Those who say, 'If you were really a Christian you wouldn't act like that,' tend to forget that falling down is just part of learning to walk. You can know what to do yet struggle to do it.

So what now? Relax! God is at work in your life. He is the Master Architect!

Soulfood: 1 Cor 10-11, Mark 15:12-20, Ps 68:19-35, Prov 25:17-20

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