“God speaks in the language you know best-not through your ears, but through your circumstances.”
If ever I see my circumstances as having nothing to do with my spiritual life, I’m quickly proven wrong.
Our “medium” construction project was just that; a house project, until a few enemies of mine showed up.
At some point in the chaos of construction, irritation snaked its way through my excitement. The peace in my spirit faded as my nerves were hypersensitive. Before I realized it my tone turned harsh, my attitude sharp and my words negative.
Three major stumbling blocks in my life.
I thought they were long destroyed in me. But Someone knew better.
And He knew just what circumstances would bring them to the surface.
God has been using our construction project to give me a visual of what He’s doing in my heart these days. (He knows I need visual aides to really learn something!) When The Husband dreamed up this project, which is essentially making two rooms into one, it was because he felt the walls separating the rooms were getting in the way. Without them the room would open up, giving us more use and enjoyment. The walls were keeping us from having the wide open space we wanted.
The walls are great pictures of my crummy attitudes. Even though I manage to ignore them most of the time, those attitudes are keeping me from having the wide open heart that God wants me to have.
I’ve been talking with God about this process and it didn’t escape me that the walls taken down in our house had to be replaced with something or the ceiling would’ve caved in! In the house, Mr. Max used steel beams and strong supports in the basement and hidden in a column in the new room to replace the support of the walls.
What will we use to replace the bad attitudes in my heart Father?
I believe God is urging me to replace the three stumbling blocks with three more deserving attributes…
Has God spoken to you through your circumstances lately?
Prayers for each of you to have a week full of God-moments.
As for me, I’m finishing up our house project and allowing God to strengthen me with kindness, to wash my words in gentleness and practicing self control when negativity threatens.
~ Hugs & Smooches ~