Under Construction

While driving along a local highway on my way to work one morning I noticed construction equipment being moved into an open field. My first thought was they are starting a new construction project. Actually, in this part of Lenexa, Ks there was a building boom taking place and this building was the beginning of the boom. I left the thought behind as I continued to my office. Over the next few days more and more equipment was being brought in, now I was sure there was construction taking place. Every day I drove by this now designated construction site. There would be days I would notice the growth and days that it appeared that nothing was happening. As time continued on there were mounds of dirt as they dug huge holes to start laying the infra-structure. Sewer pipes, waterlines and other things that entailed infra-structure. According the Merriam Webster infra-structure means "below;" so the infrastructure is the "underlying structure. Driving by I unable to see the infra-structure but I saw evidence that things were changing. Without knowing the exact time table, I drove by one day and there were trucks loaded with iron beams, concrete truck. Contractors trucks that I had not  whats seen before now I knew there was a new building under construction. I could see evidence of change. Each day after that I became intrigued as to what were they building. There was no “coming soon” sign but progress was being made on something. Every day you could begin to see change and it was exciting. The wonderment of what was happening on this once empty barren piece of land becoming something new and exciting. One day driving by they were finally putting up that “coming soon” sign that I was looking for. It was a new grocery store. There was a sense of excitement seeing things change and making progress. Again, without being fully aware of the time before I new it there was a Grand Opening sign. Shortly after that other buildings were being built. Fast forward to today there is a growing shopping center with restaurants, clothing stores and other business.

As I watched the growth and change God put an amazing thought in my mind. God asked me the question, how much growth and change did I have in my life while this construction project was going on? We watch highways being built; new high-rise building constructed but what are we allowing God to transform in us? I John 3: 2-3 “Yes, dear friends, we are already God’s children, right now, and we can’t even imagine what it is going to be like later on. But we do know this, that when he comes, we will be like him, as a result of seeing him as he really is. And everyone who really believes this will try to stay pure because Christ is pure.” God is constantly wanting to transform us into more of His likeness. Allow yourself to be Under Construction. There may be times when God is working on the infra-structure where there does not feel like much progress is being made but allow him to do his work. Philippians 1:6 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. What area’s in your life do you need to grow and expand? For some people there has to be a demolition project done first. Hurts, fears, anxiety, anger and strongholds need to be torn down so God can build something new in you.

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