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Have you ever set out to clean a closet or your garage and as you really get into it, you look around and things look worse than they did before you started?

Or have you ever began a DIY (do it yourself) project and halfway through it doesn’t look like the end result will be anything you expected?

The “process” can look and be very chaotic at times–sometimes to the point that you begin to doubt if you’re even proceeding correctly. You begin to ask yourself all kinds of questions like, “What did I get myself into?” Or “What in the world was I thinking?”

You might make declarations like, “I can’t do this anymore!” Or, “I should have left well enough alone.”
When things look and feel chaotic it’s easy to be discouraged or disheartened, but there is hope in that chaos. A pastor in Florida shared this with his congregation: “CHANGE looks like CHAOS until it is COMPLETED.”

We are constantly asking God to change something or fix something in our lives, but we want everything to happen instantly. When things start shifting we get anxious and nervous and start crying out for help or even asking God to stop the process before it’s done.

We must understand that the process may get uncomfortable, may even get messy, but we have to keep our focus on the end result. More importantly, we have to continue to have faith that if God brought us to it, then He will bring us through it.

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article courtesy of TheStreamingFaith.com

 

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