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  • Don't Let The Chaos Scare You

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    4 posts, 4 voices, 738 views, started Jul 29, 2011

    Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 by Denise Richardson

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      Have you ever set out to clean a closet or your garage and as you really get into it, you look around and things look worse than they did before you started?

      Or have you ever began a DIY (do it yourself) project and halfway through it doesn't look like the end result will be anything you expected?

       The "process" can look and be very chaotic at times—sometimes to the point that you begin to doubt if you‘re even proceeding correctly. You begin to ask yourself all kinds of questions like, "What did I get myself into?" Or "What in the world was I thinking?"

      You might make declarations like, "I can't do this anymore!" Or, "I should have left well enough alone."
      When things look and feel chaotic it's easy to be discouraged or disheartened, but there is hope in that chaos. A pastor in Florida shared this with his congregation: "CHANGE looks like CHAOS until it is COMPLETED."

      We are constantly asking God to change something or fix something in our lives, but we want everything to happen instantly. When things start shifting we get anxious and nervous and start crying out for help or even asking God to stop the process before it's done.

       We must understand that the process may get uncomfortable, may even get messy, but we have to keep our focus on the end result. More importantly, we have to continue to have faith that if God brought us to it, then He will bring us through it.

       Relax and find freedom in the fact that there is nothing too big for God. No matter what "it" looks like through your natural eyes, God is still God and even in the midst of the chaos, He will complete the work that He has started within you.

       So the next time you want to give up while change is taking place around you, remember how good that closet or garage looked once you sorted through all the mess and chaos. Remember how that DIY project turned out when you finally put the finishing touches on it.

       Be encouraged and continue to move forward regardless of the chaos that may surround you, and remember: "Change looks like chaos until it's completed!"

      Scripture Of The Day: “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” - Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)

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