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Rebuild

To build (something) again after it has been damaged or destroyed; to make important improvements or changes in (something); to repair.

I am in the rebuilding. For life. For ever… as the Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 3:12, “Not that I have attained, put I press on!” It is constant. God is rebuilding me. He is rebuilding us–when we let Him.

Here is an excerpt from “Rebuilt: Beginning The Ending

img_0259I believe that everyone has that moment in life where God is calling for a rebuild. It is when He takes us to a deeper and profound place in His presence. In order to do so, we go through a season where we are being dismantled in every way so that God can reassemble us with new parts. He takes the old and tears it down. It hurts. It is painful. Because those things that were built were mainly by choice. They are things we desired, loved, hoped for and even dreamed. In those things, many of which have nothing to do with the plans of God. In fact, it interferes with God’s agenda. Therefore, He calls for a REBUILD. We are under construction!

When we come to the place where He is building, He takes us in a destination that is so fierce, precise and ardent that we know without a shadow of a doubt this is it. All else is destroyed before it destroys us. We must pass through this destination.
There is no other way to get there without having to go through an off trail.

Driving down a long yet necessary trip by myself to Ohio left a lot of time to reflect. I passed through many areas that were “Under Construction” and had no closed off roads. Even so, they wait for the darkest hours to get the work on the road done. It is so frustrating because if you factor in your travel time you expect to pass through even faster through the night watches. However, they do not shut down that path. People have to pass through. It is necessary. This is the only way to go. It can be a bit inconvenient, slow, noisy, scary and rough, but we proceed with much precaution.

There are always signs around us with warnings ahead even before we approach the working site. As we pass through the rough road, it may be at a reduced speed but the fixing needs to occur for the great big plan of an improved road. For us… there is a great big plan that He has of an improved and healthy life!

Eventually we get to the smooth road and it feels like you are driving in a space ship. Everything is going well and even fast. Times like this are constant for us, when we know which road we have to take. As we keep moving to where we need to go there is always going to be the rough area to pass through and the smooth area. In addition, with all the signs in place, you will get to your destination. Even when the road moves from narrow to wide. So inconvenient… However, in the great scheme of things, it is all just necessary. Fixing needs to occur.

“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tried me, I shall come out as gold.”
Job 23:10 (New King James Version)

 

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