As many of you are fully aware, we as a Journey Church family have been working hard to create OUR new home at 366 S. Lincoln Drive here in Troy. It is a dream that is coming true for many of us. And as we learned in the recently completed “Man on the Moon” series, there are many steps to getting there.
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What some of you may be less aware of is all the prayer and pain and process that has been involved in getting us to this point. From working with the city to get easements to wrestling with the budget to get it all in line, it truly has been a learning process. And frankly, one that has not always been very much ‘fun.’ Seems kind of silly as an adult to say that … ‘fun.’
As some of us that have been pouring our hands and hearts into the building have recently realized, it’s not so much about ‘fun’ or getting it done that is the most important. What is then, you ask … I’ll put it this way. For me personally, it is finally figuring out that the building is changing me more than I am changing the building. Did you follow me there?
As we have poured sweat, tears and money into the structure of the new ‘building,’ it has become clearly obvious that the act of building is about more than the structure itself. God is using it to shape us, mold us, teach us and some days almost break us.
But in the act of stepping back and realizing that fact, it makes it all worthwhile. When we are done, two things will be true. First, Journey will have a new home. And second, the home Jesus has in my heart WILL be a place that he enjoys even more. And that last part, friends, is the real payoff.
So today, I encourage you to hit the pause button on your life and ask God to show you something in your path that he is using to ‘build’ you in some way. Ask him to reveal truth to you about what you need to see, to do or to change. Thank Him for the challenge. And then get after building a new you.
According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it.
1 Corinthians 3:10-15
By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established;
When we are done building, it WILL ALL be worth it.
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