Picture your spiritual life like a house that is being remodeled.
See the wall that you erected? That needs to be torn down. It may be a wall of pride or unforgiveness or an addiction. Do you hear the power saw of God as He begins to cut that wall down? It may come down a little at a time or it may come down with a crash, but once He has begun the process, He will continue. It may depend on your receptiveness to His process on how quickly that wall will fall.
Perhaps there needs to be some rewiring done. You may be holding onto something whether it’s an incorrect belief or a misconception that you have held onto. He is working in your life to rewire that belief to His truth. Wires are behind walls, and this shows your hidden beliefs that haven’t been exposed. Or perhaps there are exposed wires showing and they have shocked those around you. Know that your Father is working in you to fix what is wrong so that you won’t push others away from you.
There is the plumber who has come to clear the sink of water that will not flush down the drain. This resembles the old – something you are holding onto that won’t allow the new water to come in. Perhaps you are holding onto grief and won’t let it go. Until you let this move through your mind, heart and spirit, your Father has no room to bring the new into your life. Do you hear that whoosh of water as it flows away from you? You are now open to the cleansing water of God as He pours into you once again.
Before you began your remodel, you need to go into your closet to clear it out. How many things are there that you are not using yet they are taking space in your life? This resembles the baggage that you are carrying in your emotional and spiritual life. Turn to the Father and ask for His guidance on the items that are cluttering your life and need to be removed. Perhaps it is a hurt that you have carried for years. It may sit at the back of the closet for long periods of time, but every so often it gets pulled out and looked at, the dust shaken off it as that past hurt is relived once again.
Just as a house remodel takes time, a spiritual “remodel” will take time as well.
The Lord is our Master remodeler, and He can make us new once again. But He will only come in when we open the door of our heart and soul to Him. When we trust in Him to rebuild us into His image. Won’t you trust Him today?