Once upon a time, not so very long ago, I pictured God as being surrounded up in heaven by all sorts of beautiful things he had created and being occasionally distracted by me, a reject of sorts that seemed to not be able to get anything right. In fact, I looked not only upon myself as a mistake of creation but at others as being similar factory seconds in the production line of human souls.
I felt that when the eyes of God gazed upon me they registered disappointment and sadness.
I tend to look at myself as a Ford Pinto or a Chevrolet Vega, inherently flawed to the point of hopelessness and destined for the junkyard. I tend to forget that God is a far better engineer than anyone in Detroit ever was and that my rush to judge what God has created is always premature and shallow.
Romans 1:20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
Some people insist that the world and the universe all just happened. They explain it away as if God wasn’t necessary at all. But when I examine the vastness of all of creation and the threads that hold it together, I can see that there is more to it than just a big bang or a one in a gozillion chance. I choose to believe in the God that keeps this world we live in turning and hurtling through space right where it ought to be.
Some say science disproves God but I see him in this world more clearly with each new discovery. His magnificence and power are becoming more clear to me with each passing day.
Why do I feel so often that the God of all creation has become exasperated with me and is just sitting in heaven wondering where he went wrong? I have to remember that he isn’t done with me yet.
I’m a work in progress. Just a couple years ago, I was completely different than I am today. God has worked in me to create something completely new. Those old flaws that frustrated me so bad, well, those have been used in the building of something better. I wouldn’t be me if I hadn’t been reconstructed from some of that rusty old steel that I was ready to take to the dump. God had something specific in mind when I was created. When I thought I should be some kind of world class sports car, God was building something unique and much more useful.
Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
I don’t see God as being “up there” and me as being “down here” anymore. As I sit and read the words, the words that created the universe, the words that transcend heaven and knit themselves into my being creating a new me daily, I am tied to God. I am connected and no longer isolated.
I see that there are invisible forces at work and I am no longer discouraged so much by what I can’t see. I know that eventually eternal power and God’s divine nature will be made visible and I will take another step toward being the finished product.
I used to think that my goal was perfection. I don’t even know what that means. Now I can see that my goal is to take a step or two each day toward my creator, being used for what I was built for, without fear of getting a few dents and dings along the way.
I am God’s creation. You are God’s creation. He is still creating in you and will be until he says he is done. Take his words in. Let them work in you. Become something new with the dawn of each new day. That’s just one of the miracles God does in us. I’m learning to enjoy it.