This week we’re getting new flooring at our house. It was desperately needed, but if you’ve ever participated in a process like this, you know just how chaotic it is. Yesterday the installers were using the nail gun to affix plywood to the floor in prep for new laminate.
The day before there was the strong smell of glue as the put down carpet in my bedroom, the hallway and stair. It’ll be a full week process…hopefully finished by the end of the day on Friday. It’s gotten me thinking about how our lives are often like this construction project. Utter chaos and bedlam reign in the in between places. We don’t like where we are, and we know we need to get somewhere different. The steps in between though are painful.
Everything in our lives feels upended as we move the furniture around the room. We box up books, we force ourselves to purge and move things to the basement. All in an effort to reach a place where life is less hectic, or prettier, or more functional. Maybe all three. But the in betwe
en is painful.
What area does God have you in between in currently? Are you a willing participant? Or are you fighting Him in the pruning? Keep your eyes focused on what will come on the other side. It will be worth the CHAOS.