July 24, 2012

Chiseling Away

You know, I've been thinking about something since Sunday. Ever think about what a sculptor imagines as he chisels away at his creation? He obviously is not thinking about one little section of the creation. He may be concentrating on it, but he is thinking about the sculpture as a whole. This is what God does. The pastor was talking about how God chisels away at us throughout life. I realized however bad something may be at the moment, God is focused on the outcome way in the future...I mean way in the future...like at the end of your life, at death. He is looking there and beyond. This life is only temporary. It was just a cool image to think about. Everything I go through down here, everything you go through down here, is just another mark on what the final product is supposed to be.

I was thinking about this, and I began to think of some blessings that have come to mind lately. My whole frustration about diabetes? Well, let's just think about this. I have never had to be rushed to the ER due to a diabetes problem except, obviously, when I was actually diagnosed. I have never been in a coma because of a blood sugar issue. It's absolutely amazing, I was thinking about this too. Every single time I've had a low blood sugar in the middle of the night, when I'm sound asleep, I wake up. I wake up randomly, not by an outside stimulus. I've been able to take care of it in the middle of the night when I would not have otherwise woken up. When your blood sugar gets low, you start getting lethargic and you lose focus and can't think clearly. The only thing I would want to do is sleep, and I wake up. My entire life that has happened, every time. How cool is that?! That is no coincidence. That is a huge blessing. I focus on the harmful stuff, but I have nobody to thank but God for that one.

I woke up to a beautiful day this morning. My blood sugar was normal, and I made my coffee. My hair was crazy this morning, but hey, I love my curls. I got to go to class this morning and learn nursing essentials. I do love school, as weird as that may make me. My twin sister is here under the same roof, and it's awesome. I realized I have friends who I would do anything for and I have grown through so many things in my life I wonder how my current stresses could be any different with that chisel still working away.

I have so much more to learn in this life. I have so much faith to grow into. I have loved and I have lost. I am thankful to have known disappointment so I can appreciate success that much more. Most of all, it's the coolest feeling to believe in miracles. I have faith that I am continuously being chiseled away at. And I want to be. I've just been feeling uplifted today and I wanted to share :). Love you guys, and thanks for reading.

"...you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator."
-Colossians 3:9-10

1 comment:

  1. man this is so true Morgan! And just what I needed to hear! I really liked this! Thank you for posting this!
    have a great night!


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