To understand a thing you must know where it originated from. If it is broken, you must know the creator or have the manual in your possession, if you are even considering the thought of fixing it. If you want to bring it back to its original form, you more than likely have to take it to its original manufacturer. We seem to understand this when it comes to material and inanimate objects. We know that if the blender is not working, we can take it back to the store. We know that if there is a malfunction with a BMW we take it to BMW garage which will obviously have the parts that we need. But who do we go to, as humans, when we are lost, broken, rotten, tattered and torn apart, as human beings? Who is our originator?
Who do we go to when we have hit rock bottom, when the pain is too much and we believe that life is not worth living? Who should we run to when we can no longer keep up the pretense, falsehood and appearances? Where do we turn, when we have been rejected by all, when nobody understands us, and when we cannot find truth in or support from those in our sphere of influence? I can tell you who, our Master Craftsman, God. But we do not, most of the time. We want a quick fix, and we unwisely search for the wrong manufacturer and the wrong manual. We either conveniently forget, reject the truth that He made us, or, are absolutely ignorant of it.
We take our precious spirits, minds, hearts and souls to the wrong manufacturer or garage. How can God possibly fix, deliver and restore us? Some of us believe that He does exist, but that He moves too slowly, so we find our own ways to help Him help us, instead of leaning into His wisdom and His guidance, doing things in His own way and His own time. He knows how to rebuild us.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. ~Ephesians 2:10(NKJV)
It’s quite challenging to wait on Him, this I know. But, I also know that it is far better to wait on “slow God”, than to make decisions which will only get one in a bigger mess and a worse tangle. When all your parts are falling apart, come to Him! He knows the seasons and the times. He sees everything before it happens and before it ends. He knows how, who, what and when. Times and seasons change, but he is unchanging.
To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1(AMPC)
Therefore, it is better to yield to Him and ask for divine guidance. Stop all the science, the philosophy and the intellect when you are in total darkness and at a loss for words. There is a time for all those schools of thought, but the fight for your life, the battle for your soul, is not one of those times. This is the time for the Master Craftsman to step in and transform your life in the way that only He knows how to do. Put your ego and your human wisdom aside when your life is at stake. Allow the all knowing God to undo you, and put you back together again. He knows all your parts. He knows your feelings, your thoughts, your shame, guilt, insecurity, anger, envy, jealousy, covetousness, selfishness and all the parts about you that you have built and acquired that are now bringing you down and pulling you through a dark tunnel. He knows your deeds in the dark but His mercy will carry you.
You have made all kinds of smart plans, had all sorts of what seemed like beneficial ideas, but none have played out as you imagined. Even the folks you thought you could lean on did not have the stability, the strength, the stamina, the know how, to keep up with and handle your groanings. And now you find yourself all alone. These are the moments that you look up for His help. God has been waiting for you all along, and knew this moment would come, but He will never force you. He knows what, where and how to fix, with divine perfection, but as omnipotent and omniscient as He is, He will not disrespect your space or enforce His will upon your free will, which He created you with.
There is a hole in your heart, a pain in your soul, dark pressure on your mind, which only He can make beautiful. Believe it when I tell you this, for your own liberty and joy. Now is your time to permit God to fix all things pertaining to your life, mind, spirit, soul and body. This is it. This is when you allow Him to put the puzzle and broken pieces of your life together with skills and knowledge which only He possesses. Whether or not you believe in His existence, for your own good, don’t you think it’s worth a shot? You have given everything and everyone else a chance, yet here you are. Think about it. He is not slow, He is thorough and perfect, biding His time with you so that you come to the understanding that He works not only in times and seasons, but in a way that at the end of it all, the most important thing from it all, is that you would have discovered that there is a part of you crying out for Him and only Him, and His unconditional love for you.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11(NKJV)
Better to stop fighting, start believing and ask God to begin His good work in you. You will not like His methods, His pruning and His pealing away the layers you have built, but compared to where you were heading, and where you would have landed, His ways are preferable because at least there is a guarantee that you are in the right place, with the right Person and in the right hands. God, the Master Craftsman, your Creator!
So, even though it appears crazy, and does not fit in to the code of conduct of this present world, turn to Him, before it’s too late. It does not, and will not make sense, compared to what you are used to, and it might draw mockery from those who have known you, as you take this step. But ask yourself, “what if this is the decision that prevents me from falling into complete destruction? Is it worth sacrificing my ego, my intellect, my philosophies, science and the opinions of others for the sake of knowing God Who can fix me?”
For your life, for your soul? Yes! It is worth the sacrifice. The Master Craftsman’s time and season is here, awaiting your approval, to come in, and take care of what you cannot utter, or even put into words.
Let Him in, dear friend, This is your life!