I have always enjoyed watching home improvement shows such as Flip this House, Design Star, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition just to name a few. It completely amazes me how these designers can take outdated and condemned homes and turn them into something beautiful. I’ve always wondered how they have ‘an eye” for such visions.
Humans are in desperate need of extreme makeovers from the inside out. We put up interior walls for protection so no one gets in and hurts us. Insecurities serve as a decor of our battered emotions. Our hearts are hardened from each disappointment, failure, and loss. Our minds are constantly waging war and leaves us full of doubts, not able to trust, and always waiting for the next opportunity for someone to hurt us.
We are simply broken.
God created us in the image of Him. For what we know of Him, He is flawless, He is radiant, pure, love, and good. Ezekiel 1:26-28 describes Him as such, “Above the expanse over their heads was what looked like a throne of sapphire, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.”
As I sit here and write, my heart is sad and I am disappointed in myself. I let insecurities control what direction I am currently going at the moment. I take out past hurts and disappointment on those currently in my life. The original blue prints that the ultimate Designer created have been destroyed and my house is in desperate need of repair. My mind simply needs to be gutted so the past is no longer the foundation on which I stand. My walls need to be torn down and replaced with those that will trust and lean on others and will let love in.
I want to be more like Him.
I want an aura (energy) that displays joy, connection, freedom, peace, and a light for others to see. Just as the ocean is breathtaking, beautiful, inviting, relaxing, that is who I choose to be. I want to be a place of refuge and strength just as my Father had intended me to be.
If you find yourself in need of a makeover, just call out to the Master Designer. He is waiting to fully restore you.
Love in Christ,