Have you ever felt like everything in your life was falling apart within a 5-minute window? Same. I’m actually walking through a season like this right now.
At the beginning of June this year, God gave me a heads-up about what this summer would look like for me: He simply told me that this would be a summer of “undoing.” The undoing of me.
I took Him seriously and decided that if I was going to be undone, I would start fresh. I did things like chop my hair and re-arrange my room. I know it may sound weird, but I felt a new freedom and actually learned something in the process.
Normally it would take a solid two hours of sweat, tears, and a ton of pivoting to rearrange my room. I would rush the process which, in the end, only made it take longer.
But this time, it took a total of one hour to rearrange my room, and 45 minutes of that time was spent undoing it and 15 minutes remaking it.
Want to know why? I took my sweet time. Which ironically made it go faster.
I was able to analyze my room from a fresh and freeing perspective (there is something beautiful about an empty room and a fresh slate). Then I decided where things would go BEFORE moving them. Once I was able to analyze everything and see a clear plan for where things needed to go, the remaking began—and it was fast.
All I had to do was push my bed to one side, move the pieces of furniture, and re-decorate. I put the drawers back inside the dresser, moved all my things into new and fresh places, and stood back—proud of what I had accomplished.
I think this is how God desires the undoing of our lives to look.
When we allow Him to take His sweet time undoing us, then when the time comes to remake us, it is fast and final. Nothing gets lost or broken in the process. Priorities get rearranged and sometimes things get removed. I didn’t even realize there were so many things I had been holding onto that I was never meant to carry. When you let God take His time undoing you, there is a new sense of freedom and readiness for what’s next.
I’d love to tell you what the final product looks like, but honestly, I am still being undone. And I want God to take His sweet time.
So, if you currently feel like things are coming apart in your life, or if it feels like God is undoing you, be encouraged that this process is for your promise! You can join God in the beauty of undoing yourself. This isn’t something to be afraid of, but rather something to be thankful for because it means He is getting ready to remake things in your life in ways you could never imagine.
“I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this glorious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you and will put his finishing touches to it until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!” —Philippians 1:6 TPT
I would love to hear how God has been moving in this area of your lives! Please leave a comment about your undoing process and how God is moving within it.