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The Process of Change is a Messy Business!

A surgeon's operating table may be sterile, but it is certainly never clean! At best it is "messy"! A place where he performs open surgery to save and rescue his patients. 

A potter's wheel is never clean either, it is covered in clay and so is the potter's hands in pressing against the item he is fashioning.

When it comes to our lives - being changed and  formed, corrected and even rescued, is also never a pretty sight either.

We sometimes find ourselves on God's operating table from time to time also, where He performs the much needed changes in us that will cause us to grow into greater dimensions of His Glory.

The tools - circumstances, people and conditions He uses are many times "messy" and cause us to look and feel "messy" also. The end result in allowing Him to complete His surgery in us however, always produces something beautiful at the end.

If things seem a little messy in your life rig…
A short thought -

Sometimes God uses ways to free us from the present and to direct us into the next season of our lives that are the least preferable to us.

I am sure that Joseph did not enjoy waking up in the pit, having been rejected and cast out by his own brothers. The experience certainly must have hurt, and he would have preferred to have left in a much more dignified and meaningful way.

Yet if it had not been for the pit, he would have never seen Egypt.

Many times we tend to question our present experiences, and it may be that they are hurtful and cause us to wonder why they are happening and where God is in terms of rescuing and protecting us, without recognizing His very hand in the things we wish to run from! All the while guiding and leading us on to the new seasons He has prepared for us to know and to experience.

Always remember that circumstances are temporal and many times used as temporary instruments guiding our eternal future in playing ou…