A few days ago I woke up with the song “He’s Still Working On Me” playing in my head. This is a children’s song, but the words are so very powerful:
“He’s still workin’ on me, to make me what I ought to be, it took him just a week to make the moon and stars the sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars – how loving and patient He must be, ’cause He’s still workin’ on me”
As I continued throughout my day, I continued to hum this little chorus over and over again and then I started to really think about the words. Two things came to mind that I would like to share with you:
One, the moon and the stars, the sun and the earth & Jupiter and Mars – they let GOD be GOD! They let HIM design them for what they were intended to be. Stay with me, and yes, I understand that none of them have wills and that they can not make choices but think about this – God made them perfect! Exactly like they were suppose to be! Like the old saying goes, “God doesn’t make NO junk”! I don’t think the moon ever thought – you know I think I would have been much more useful if you had made me to shine bright during the day instead of the sun. NO – the moon is doing the job God intended it to do! Are you?
Then I thought to myself – why in the world do I have any right to think that I can improve on what God made me for? God made me for a purpose – to bring honor and glory to HIM. To make HIM known among the nations of the world – AND ACROSS THE STREET!
This brings me to point number two because most of the time I am not willing to let go of everything and say to God, “You are in complete control”. Then the phrase that really hit me hard is the one that says “to make me what I ought to be”. Because of my stubbornness, God has to work on me. He has to shape me into the person that I NEED to be, not the person that I think I should be.
This past week, I lead our congregation in the chorus “Spirit of the Living God”. If you are not familiar with this chorus, it says
“…melt me, mold me, fill me, use me – spirit of the Living God – fall fresh on me”
Let me be honest with you about something, giving up full control to God is hard and sometimes very painful, but it is so worth it. There is a video that I wish everyone would watch entitled “God’s Chisel” by the Skit Guys that makes this point very clear.
Are you letting God work on you to “make you who you ought to be”?
I am not perfect and I know that God is still “workin on me” but I also know that we would be so much better off if we let our Creator work with us and mold us into the people that HE wants us to be!