Driving on country roads have you ever wondered, Why is road construction never done? I mean, I’ve never seen a sign proclaiming, “The highway is finished. Please enjoy this perfect road.”
But something similar is true in our spiritual life. We can imagine reaching a moment of maturity when we have it all figured out when we would be like that perfect highway, maybe to realise we are still “under construction.” Just like the perpetually potholed roads we drive, we never seem to be “finished” either. Sometimes that can feel equally frustrating.
But Hebrews 10 contains an amazing promise. Verse 14 says, “For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” Jesus’ work on the cross has already saved us. Completely. Perfectly. In God’s eyes, we are whole and finished. But paradoxically, that process isn’t done yet while we’re still on earth. We’re still being shaped into His likeness, still “being made holy.”
One day, we’ll see Him face-to-face, and we shall be like him (1 John 3:2). But until then, we’re still “under construction,” people who anxiously await the glorious day when the work in us is truly complete
The challenge of going deeper is to let God keep working on us. what’s the pothole God is working on right now in our lives, are we ready for God to interrupt the traffic flow of our lives to sort it out?