This afternoon we walked by a shielded-off lot where a sign announces that a tall building will rise. It’s been like that for a long time and we haven’t seen anything yet rising above that barrier. However, this afternoon, through a break in it, we could see a deep hole. So something IS happening there! Before they can build up, they have to dig down deep.
What is going on inside me—or someone I observe—might look like nothing. No observable progress. But maybe God is already digging, laying the foundation for something amazing that will suddenly become visible. I wonder what God’s doing in me and what his plans are. I do want to cooperate, make this as painless as possible, and later on revel in the result. Maybe like a make-over. We have God’s guarantee that this will happen:
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6