God’s purpose for our lives is not just to save us, but to have us become like His Son, Jesus, a true masterpiece.
A masterpiece is a piece of art that is deemed to be the greatest work by the artist. Da Vinci’s masterpiece is the Mona Lisa. Dali’s masterpiece is the Persistence of Memory. Beethoven’s masterpiece is his 9th Symphony. Derek Zoolander’s masterpiece was Magnum.
God, the creator of Heaven and Earth and all of its inhabitants considers us his masterpiece. We are the best thing God has ever created. We are what God is most proud of.
But, a masterpiece is not created in one day. It takes hours and hours of work. Hard, painful and tiring work is needed to build a masterpiece.
When we are being worked on by God, it can be, and probably will be, painful. And the hardest part about these processes is that it is not a sprint, it is a marathon.
God has the ability to snap his fingers or wiggle his nose and fix all of our deficiencies. He could simply whisper a word and we could all be made anew. So, why doesn’t he?
Well, if he did, would we be thankful or would we simply go on our daily lives without any gratitude. The purpose of feeling the pain and experiencing the hardships is to understand the process that it took. It makes it real and it makes us grateful for what Christ has already gone through for us.
I really liked the message behind that clip from The Skit Guys. It taught us that ALL of us can become God’s masterpiece if we simply allow Him to continually work in our lives.
You see, so many of us think that once God saves us from our sin through Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the grave, He’s done changing us. The truth is, He’s only just getting started. After God saves us, He wants to change the way we talk, the way we think, the way we believe, the way we live, and so on. For Him to be able to do that, we have to let Him “chisel” on us, so to speak.
As God was chiseling away on Tommy in the video, He pointed out several areas that he needed to worked on including lust, anger, laziness and more. We all have areas, including that SECRET SIN. The question is, are you ready to allow God the ability to work on your areas of imperfection or are you wanting to keep control for yourself?
I hope you choose to let God chisel on you. Yes, it’s going to hurt. You’re going to lose some friends. It’s going to cost you time, money, energy, love, and tears. I promise you, it won’t be easy. But I promise you it will be worth it.
In the end, if we let God have His way with us, we will look like Jesus, God’s Masterpiece. That’s right! We get to look like Jesus; we get to look like a masterpiece! We get to serve God and make Him look good through our lives. That’s because when we look good, it makes God look good.
I hope you will not just pray about becoming God’s masterpiece, but that you will let God form you into His masterpiece.