Flaws and Faith

I’m a guitar player. I have a few guitars and each one has a special place and use. They all look and sound beautiful, each in a different way that I love so much. 

Each guitar also has its own flaws and “character” marks. I remember the first ding I got on my favorite guitar. It made me so sad and I was angry at myself for a while. But here’s the thing - it did not change the sound of the guitar in the least nor did any of the additional dings that came along the way. As the guitar gets older, it sounds sweeter. The character marks just happen in the course of serving it's purpose to make a lot of music. 

Likewise, we each have our own flaws, dings and “character” marks. We will have more of those as we go through life in this world. Some of the marks go deep, some are more surface and maybe not as noticeable.  As we age, we get wiser (hopefully) and sweeter (hopefully). This life is a test of our character and shape-ability. Do I let God mold me and shape me? Do I allow the dings and deep wounds to make me bitter or do I let them bring about growth in my life. 

Romans 8:28 says, “we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” 

I am called according to His purpose. I will allow God to shape me, to mold me and to cause the bad stuff in my past to work for His good! 

How about you? Let the music of your life in Christ get sweeter as the days go on.