It’s Getting Hot in Here

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If you are in a season of change with an element of intense heat, I pray you will be encouraged by the sweetness of our God.

Sometimes I need God to dance around in front of me holding a sign saying, “Look Here!”… And sometimes he does.

Over the last several months I’ve noticed on numerous occasions a young man dressed in neon colors dancing on a street corner I pass everyday on my way home from work. For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out why he was out there dancing around. Yesterday, when I passed him, I finally noticed he was wearing a bunch of gold chains and pointing to a store with a sign that said “We Buy Gold.” The mystery was finally solved.

As I drove on I couldn’t help but wonder what else God wanted me to see. I started thinking about why people sell their once precious jewelry for quick cash and what happens to it once it’s in the new owner’s hands. No doubt it gets melted down and re-purposed.

Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. I, like the discarded gold, I have been in a season of being melted down and repurposed. My nest is almost empty, we’ve just downsized selling almost everything we owned and I’ve been trying to figure out what God wants me to do next. Needless to say, it’s getting hot in here!

Life is full of transitions and God is in the business of transformation. Often these transformations require us to burn off the past so that God can prepare us for the new thing He has in store for us. The question is, will we yield to the melting pot and allow Him to burn off the old to prepare us for the new thing He wants to do in and through us?

This week God danced around in front of me pointing to a sign saying, “Look Here!” He reminded me that while transformation is uncomfortable for a season, the results are worth it. By putting myself in the Owners hands and allowing Him to reshape me He will make me shine again in a new way.

If you too are in a season of change with an element of intense heat, I pray you will be encouraged by the sweetness of our God; that He not only speak to me, but also to you saying, “It might be hot now, but when I’m done you will shine!”

But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold. Job 23:10

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