I can still hear her clear voice singing . . .
"Sometimes when I am down, Oh Lord,
And I don't feel like You're around, Oh Lord,
Feeling so sorry for me . . .
"I am willing, Lord.
I am willing, Lord,
To be just exactly what You want me to be"
As a starry-eyed, romantic young girl I thought this was beautiful song, but I really had no idea what the crucible is like that forms us into what God wants us to be. I thought I was willing.
Now, as a mature woman, I have a much better idea of what that journey involves . . . the crucibles through which we grow, the pruning that must take place, the heartaches and the joys that ebb and flow. I find now that mostly the stars are gone from my eyes and reality has replaced romanticism, yet still I am willing, and even more than willing. I long to be exactly what God wants me to be. It is a sweet spot like no other.
If you'd like to hear Joni sing this song, click here.
Are you willing to allow God to form you into what He wants you to be?
Where has that journey taken you and have you found it worthwhile?