When I was young, I used to sing a song at church called He’s Still Working on Me. I feel certain people got tired of hearing it because it seems like I was singing it every other week. I just loved that song.
I haven’t heard it in so many years, but tonight I just started singing it from nowhere. I really think God placed the words in my head to remind me that even as an adult he is still working on me.
It Took Him Just a Week . . .
He’s still working on me
To make me what I ought to be
It took him just a week to make the moon and the stars
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars
How loving and patient he must be
‘Cause he’s still working on me
Let’s put this into perspective. It took God 6 days to make the Heavens and Earth and everything that resides within. It took a breath for him to create man.
But it is taking a lifetime for him to truly develop you and me. I’m no longer a child, but he’s still working on me to make me exactly what he created me to be. Look how magnificent this world is. Look how powerful and majestic an animal like the lion is. He created these things in less than a week, but you and I were fearfully and wonderfully made with a specific purpose in mind, and if God is still working on and in us, can you imagine what all we are capable of doing for his kingdom if we just allow ourselves to be used!
Don’t Judge Me Yet . . .
There really ought to be a sign upon my heart
Don’t judge me yet there’s an unfinished part
But I’ll be perfect just according to his plan
Fashioned by the Master’s loving hands
Wow! This verse means something completely different to me than it did when I was just a kid singing for our small church! Back then it was just a cute song letting me know that when I grow up, I’ll be whatever God wants me to be.
I was missing the point. I hadn’t lived life yet, and I just didn’t know how life was going to change me so drastically.
I remember when Pastor Jim Laffoon spoke a word over me many years ago. One of the things he said was that something terrible had happened in my life, and a crater was left in my heart, and it shook my faith. Then he reminded me that God had it under control, and I just needed to lean on him. I had never had anything like that happen to me, so I didn’t understand it until years later when I realized I had the majority of my heart ripped out, stomped on, chewed up and destroyed in a way that completely shook my faith. It was no doubt Pastor Jim’s word coming to fruition.
God has been working around the clock filling in that crater that I felt was catastrophic at the time – because that’s exactly what the enemy had planned. I could easily have laid down and let that crater forever take residence inside of me. I actually did that very thing for a good 2 years, and during that time I did nothing resembling my purpose. I was wasting what God had been doing in me.
That’s exactly what the enemy had planned for my life.
But scripture says, “What the enemy intends for evil, God will use for good.” There’s another step to that, though.
We have to let him.
That heart I thought was destroyed, God has been making better than new.
So don’t judge me yet because there’s an unfinished part. I’m moving forward just according to his plan . . . fashioned by my Daddy God’s loving hands.
No matter where you are in life, keep in mind that he’s still working on you. You’re not finished yet, but as you allow God to work in and through you, you’ll find your purpose is right in front of you.
*He’s still working on me by the Hemphills*