These days we often see the term ‘upcycling’, but what actually is ‘upcycling’? Well, what I have gathered is that this is when you take a bit of furniture or some old materials or something that you don’t use anymore and is past its best and turn it into something new, giving it a new purpose or restoring its function.
We live in a society where people are trying to ‘upcycle’ or restore everything, from furniture to clothes – but where did this ‘craze’ come from? Why do people restore things from ruins to beauty? Maybe it’s because they don’t want to lose the item, they want to try and bring it back to their standard of perfection and give it a purpose.
What if this is a representation of what God is doing in people’s hearts and they haven’t quite realised it yet? What if this is the work that God is doing across this nation, or indeed many nations?
God doesn’t throw you away or say, “They’re too far gone, I can’t use them.” but He looks at you with love and compassion saying, “Just trust me. I have a plan full of purpose for you and I want you to fulfil it.” And therein lies a problem…trust. So many of us struggle with trusting God because we give in to the lies of the enemy that God can’t save us now after all we’ve done. This couldn’t be further from the truth! You see, God loves us too much to leave us as we are! Without Jesus, we are never going to be in the state of perfection. But by surrendering to God and letting Him have full control over our lives, He will bring us on a journey of restoration and sanctification, making us more and more like His son Jesus Christ.
We were made to be set apart; IN the world but not taking part in the things OF this world, for the sake of His kingdom. God takes your old life and gives you a new hope, plan and life for the future!
John 14v6 – ‘Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.’
Why not open up your heart to the master mender and let Him restore you…