In Elementary I sang the song “He’s still working on me” for the school talent show. I know. It’s an oldie. Little did I know, that song would follow me throughout the rest of my life. I remember,
while singing the words, looking out at all the parents and seeing smiles. One of the verses went as follows…
🎶There really ought to be
A sign upon her heart
Don’t judge her yet
There’s an unfinished part 🎶
These words struck a chord in my heart because looking back on my little defeated self I realized God was growing me in the midst of all the chaos I was facing at home. When life seemed so scary, my heart was so confused that I would cry sitting at my desk, when I sat in class frustrated because life at home was so chaotic that I couldn’t focus. He was growing My heart. No! He did not cause any of the traumas at home but He certainly used them to build me up and grow my heart for others.
Welcome to another new year. For some of us the pain of this past year is rolling over into a new year. We feel defeated, burdened, in the wrong place, purposeless and burned out. We are reading posts from everyone else who are celebrating all their victories from the past year and we are just thankful the year has ended. God is still going to grow you even in the painful season that you are in. Your future is not on hold because of the circumstances that have brought you down. 2023 is still your year to shine even when the clouds seem to hover over you and follow you everywhere.
Even with all the yuck 2022 has brought, God is still and has always been working on me and you. I don’t know what 2023 holds. I do however know that I have come out of 2022 stronger, wiser and closer to God than ever before. Knowing that God is continuing to work on me even in difficult moments, I am certain that I’ll come out even stronger after 2023.
Know this! God is still working on you. 2022 was not a waste and neither will be 2023. Challenges will come. You might have to really persevere. Each day might not always be fair. BUT… He loves you so much. No matter how broken you are, He has a plan and a purpose for you. He’s not done with you. He is still working on you!
Follow the link for the full song. It’s an oldie but it’s a good one.