Beloved Work in Progress
I’ve always been a writer. Especially in times of struggle.
There’s something about getting my feelings out of my being and onto the page that releases the hold they have on me. The process of draining the words through my fingertips sets me free.
When I come across old journals or old files on my computer, I take the time to read and reflect on where I’ve been and where it’s led me. I’m often ashamed to discover that I’ve found myself in almost identical situations time and time again.
I’m like a dog chasing it’s own tail.
And yet every once in a while I’ll come across something, or someone needing counsel, and I’ll surprise myself with just how much I’ve grown. Or more specifically, just how far God’s brought me from where I started.
As I’ve reflected this week on what lesson I’ve learned that I could share that might benefit others who need a word of encouragement, one thing has repeatedly been brought to my mind.
I’m not done with you yet.
It’s so easy to see how often I fail in my walk. If I look hard enough I can see glimpses of success in my walk. But the truth of the matter is, I absolutely haven’t arrived. I’m still on a journey and the lessons will keep coming until the day my journey’s done.
God’s not done with me yet. He won’t be done until the day Jesus Christ returns. I’m a work a in progress, not a completed project.
Sisters and brothers, YOU are a work in progress. God won’t leave you incomplete, half-done, or desert you mid-project. You are His beloved creation. He will complete the good work He has begun in you!
We can be confident that God will keep His promise. We will be completed when Jesus returns.
The lesson? Keep learning, keep growing, and never give up because He isn’t done with me yet. And He most definitely isn’t done with you, either.
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