I love watching home improvement shows! You know the kind. Where talented designers walk into a house that has been neglected and is run down. One that no one else sees potential in and with vision they create a plan to make it look absolutely perfect! It’s common during these shows, for the contractor to uncover some hidden problems in the process and then like a hero, finds a way to fix everything so that it’s better than ever, almost as if they’d never existed. I think I’m a big fan because I live in an old house that needs its own improvement show! I literally drool as the beautiful remodeled homes on T.V. are revealed to their owners. I’ve been known to shed a tear or two along with them as they realize the once deteriorating house has become their forever home. I even daydream about a team coming to our small town to surprise me and fix all the problems my house has. New gutters and siding on the exterior. Stylish paint and furniture in every room and oh, a beautifully updated kitchen with shiny, new, working appliances! Yes, I confess, I have fixer upper envy!
I hate to admit it, but my envy extends beyond my house. I could sure use some fixing up myself! My exterior needs work and hidden on the inside are many imperfections that need improvement. “I want to be more fit. I wish my hair was straight. I’d hoped to have more wisdom by now. Why can’t I fully trust? Procrastinating has to stop!” The list goes on and on. I’m learning the more focus I put on what’s neglected, tattered, dingy, faded, and frayed, the harder it is for me to reach my true potential.
My house most likely will never be featured on any home improvement show. Thankfully though, I have “The Designer of all Things” working on me! It’s a slow process for now, but one day, it will be as if my problems never existed and I’ll step into my forever home with Him, the ultimate Fixer Upper!