My husband and I have been looking for houses recently and I had to work on how I saw the house my husband and I decided God wanted us to be in. At first, I had a lot of anxiety concerning this house. The bedrooms were small, there were stains in the cabinets, the bathroom would need work, and on and on the list went. But this house was it, and it was worth it and it was the wise choice. Plus if we bought a newer, nicer house my husband would have been disappointed because there would be nothing to renew, nothing to fix up and make our own.
I was praying about my heart on this the other day and I felt like I got this analogy or word from the Lord. I asked God to help me view this house for the potential of it and accept it as it was. I asked him to give me vision of what it could be and love it even with it’s dirty, broken, outdated look. I mean, isn’t that what Jesus did for us?
The only way for Jesus to work in our lives is for us to be like that house. If we view ourselves as perfect and good the way we are, there is nothing for the Lord to do in us. But if we see ourselves as we truly are, which is dirty, broken, and needing improvement, then we open our doors up for the makeover to begin. God has promised to make us new, but we have to be willing to admit that we need to be made new before we can become the house of our dreams.