I decided to make a cake…chocolate cake…my motto…if it isn’t chocolate, why bother. Am I right?
Anyhow…the cake was out of the oven with one layer on the cake plate and the other sitting on a cooling rack…well…cooling…when Mr. Gypsy walked into the kitchen and asked “What’s that?” I looked at him, stunned, and asked in return “What do you mean “what’s that”? (I mean I knew it was a cake. Didn’t everybody?) To which he asked again… “What is it?” To which I replied… “It’s a cake!” Apparently, in it’s current state, it was unrecognizable. Who knew?
There are times when we all have a hard time recognizing who God is making us into. The “ingredients” are there…we love Him, are faithful to Him, spend time in prayer, study and fellowship with Him but we seem to be caught in a trial that goes on longer than the the I-90.
James 1:3-5(AMP) Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
Sometimes we simply need to recognize God isn’t done with the current lesson and we need to let Him finish the work He’s started.
Philippians 1:6(AMP) And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.
…God doesn’t create a bird and give him half a wing. He didn’t create an unfinished flower or an unfinished star. He puts the finishing touches on everything he does, and then he says, “It is good.” ~ Rick Warren
Once everything comes together, often in hindsight, we can see how God was leading. We understand the what’s/whys of His undertaking and it is always for our completion and benefit.
Remember…God is faithful.
Deuteronomy 7:9(ESV) Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations