Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
As we buzzed along the highways one thing became inevitable. Road construction. It’s summer after all and it just goes with the territory of a road trip.
We traversed through rolling hills, mountains, forest, and desert but one thing remained the same. The roads need work and we had no control over where or when we had to stop. The choice for patience or frustration awaited each time those orange signs popped up warning of construction zones ahead. Either way, we were going to wait it out.
How often in life do we see warning signs for construction ahead? We may miss the warning signs that we’re about to undergo some serious changes. Frustration, panic and anger can set in quickly. Just like with road construction, we’re going to have to sit through it.
God doesn’t ask us if we are ready. We can choose to be still and wait it out, knowing He’s going to do the work the right way the first time. Or we can roll the windows down, screaming and throwing a tantrum. In the end, it doesn’t change anything.
Do you trust the one who created you and called you by name, to finish the job He has started in you? Be still my friend and let the construction take place.
Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them. Isaiah 43:7