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.

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6


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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4 comments

  • It’s important to always remind ourselves of this. Even better to have good people around us to remind us when we don’t want to listen to ourselves.

    • Yes, we do need to be reminded that God is not done with us. If He were done with us, He’d call us home. As long as we’re here, we’re a work in progress!

      Thank you for stopping by to read and leave a comment!

  • I have been thinking about that myself. I am a big work in progress, and sometimes I don’t see how much God has done because it can be a little at a time. But when I look back farther, I see it all so clearly. Thanks for sharing. I’m dropping by and a new follower from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. Hope you can stop by too.

    • When we look at ourselves through a microscope, we miss the big picture. When we step back and look at our encyclopedia, we see just how far we’ve come. God’s process is at our pace. No more than we can handle at one time.

      Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving a comment! I’ll be by to visit you!