A couple of years ago, I made blankets for my girls for Christmas.
I got a big box in the mail, full of yarn to crochet with. As I was looking at the pile of yarn in the box, I thought, it probably seems like a big jumbled mess to anyone else who might look at it. To someone who hasn’t pictured the end results in their mind, like I had. But I knew that when I got through with it, it would be something beautiful, and useful, and had so much love put into it. There might be times while I’m crocheting that my yarn snags, that it tries to knot up, that it acts ornery and I get frustrated with it. But I will straighten and smooth, undo and redo until it’s how I envisioned it. I ended up with something that was beautiful and had purpose.
Sometimes, I feel like my life is just a jumbled up mess, and I can’t see where I’m going. I don’t have the vision to see what the end is going to look like. But God has seen, and He had a vision for me. Despite how I tie myself in knots, and fold in on myself, and act ornery, and hit snags in life, He is patient, and works on me lovingly, shaping me into what He wants me to be. And I know that if I will let Him have His way with me, the end result will be something beautiful, useful, and full of love and purpose.