Rough Draft

eraser on paper, rough draft

Being Modeled and Groomed

Ever feel like you can’t get things well…right? Or just don’t know how to do it? Life your life is a rough draft? I sometimes feel like I am continually being modeled and groomed. Like a continual work in progress, always aiming for the target – but not consistently hitting the mark.

I guess you could say I’m a rough draft of who I’m supposed to be, who God is calling me to be. But, truth is, aren’t we all rough drafts as we continually change, grow, and are being modeled? You are not alone!

I think about the times that have squeezed me emotionally and mentally. Yet, I know those were the times that grew me and helped shape me into the wife, mother, and person I am today… And the person who continually evolves and adapts through life’s unknown and unexpected moments and situations.

Rough Draft of Marriage

When I found out my husband was having an affair, it quickly became a ‘”rough draft” period for me. I was devastated. Would our marriage survive? I didn’t think my heart would ever heal from the wounds I carried. But the day came when I had to decide: was I going to be open to allowing God to change me and shape me through the pain as an artist models the clay? Or would I harden my heart and choose my own path? 

I chose the path of healing and change – for myself and for my marriage.

When we allow ourselves to adapt, change – yes, be shaped and modeled, and have our hearts transformed – even in the most difficult of circumstances, we come closer to the mark. 

Flexible and Willing

That’s where I want to be; in a mindset of adapting and changing. I may not always hit the target, but I will try to be flexible and willing to be molded and modeled.

How about you? How’s your rough draft, your work-in-progress? Are you open to a softened heart to be modeled and changed? 

And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.

Ezekiel 36:26 NLT

Life is a moving target, One that requires adaptation.  

Rough Draft
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