Chapter 3: Framework of Growth
This chapter reminded us of something we often want to bypass: growth must happen, and growth takes time. Usually we enter into recovery and healing with an ideal of an outcome. Certainly God wants to perform that. However, at the very same time we must learn that the building process, just like a physical construction site, has to happen gradually and in sync with the total picture of what God is doing (blueprint). Growth requires more patience than “zaps.”
But it is in the place where we truly allow God to perform what needs to be done on our behalf that we gain access to the miracle of grace. While God is in “process”, we don’t have to be perfect. We can recognize the areas that need changing; we can pray for our part; but He doesn’t require that we get it together overnight. His style and method of building cares about our well-being, and seeks to bring us into the intended design for our lives. Yet, He isn’t bothered by the “messiness” that occurs.
My encouragement to you is to embrace where you at right now, even when it feels uncomfortable. Let the Master Designer of your life work; meticulously, to access what needs to be done and it is a GUARANTEE straight from the Word of God that He will complete what He has begun!
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns”. – Phil 1-6