I have ordered some new furniture lately. It’s not like it used to be, where you order furniture and it comes to your door…intact! Now they bring it in heavy boxes, and you have to assemble it yourself! My kitchen table and chairs I had to assemble by hand. I ordered an “entertainment credenza” and the Fed Ex guy couldn’t carry it up the stairs. Together we got it from his truck to the inside of the building, and then he told me, “Good luck! Have a nice day!” He couldn’t get it up the stairs, nor could I, nor could we together. So I had to tear open the box and bring it upstairs piece by piece by piece! It’s ridiculous how heavy this package was. They should have put it in more than one box so that the professional delivery man could deliver the package…safely!
Then I had to separate the hardware so I knew which screw was which, and what part was what. Then I read, “Nails: 46.” Are you kidding me? I have to hammer in 46 nails? That’s not even including the screws I’m going to have to insert.
Have you ever felt like a project was beyond your reach? Did it seem difficult or uncooperative? Well, in Ephesians 2:10 the Bible says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Will we look like a beautiful workmanship in the eyes of Jesus? Will we be a project that He is pleased with, one that obeys the commands of the Lord, and is fitly framed together to become a holy temple in the Lord and a habitation of God through the Spirit (Eph. 2:19-22)?
Let’s make sure as we grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord, that we do as He instructs so that we can be made a glorious masterpiece by the hands of Almighty God. As difficult as the process of maturity and growth may be, it’s wonderful to become something of beauty, and there is pleasure in a job well done, and a goal accomplished. I know I personally have much growing to do!