the pressure to be perfect
Patience is a difficult thing to master for us humans. We want it today, now, right this minute! The art of doing things slowly and meticulously seems to be fading away. I was feeling impatient today about different things in my life. I was putting such a high expectation on myself. Maybe you've done that too? Feeling like you should have something accomplished by a certain age or time frame? We put such pressure on ourselves to be perfect!
The Master Carpenter
I gave my frustrations about myself to the Lord. He simply gave me a vision of himself with a carpentry chisel, and a block of wood.He was slowly scraping away the layers, one at a time. Then he said; "You can't create something like this in one easy stroke. This takes time and precision. You have to be mindful of each stroke and decision. You have to have a design in mind as well. If you don't know where you are going then chiseling on this would be a waste of time. You want to create something beautiful and exquisite that will last a lifetime".
Then He said that I was his piece of carpentry. Each day he is taking away another layer, and revealing something amazing and beautiful. We are all his piece of carpentry.