Works in Progress


I pass by construction sites all the time. Usually I’m oblivious to what’s going on, but this sign stood out to me because it proudly displayed what the building is going to look like when it is complete.

There is nothing but a large pit behind this sign, but no matter. The architect and the builders know exactly what’s coming. They have it all planned out. They know how much time and effort it will take to accomplish their goal. They won’t stop working until their designs become a reality.

Wouldn’t it be something if we all came with signs like this?  After all, we’re all works in progress.

Perhaps then we would have more patience and grace with others and with ourselves!

Every obstacle we encounter, every sorrow or joy we experience is helping to mold us and shape us into the image of Christ. There is purpose to what we’re going through.

We may not understand everything, but I can just see God, the Master Builder, looking at the blueprints that He has for each and every one of His children and proudly showing them off!

I can almost hear Him saying, “Oh, things may look rough and broken now, but just wait! I’ve got plans for you! You’re My Work in Progress! I’m not finished with you yet!”

Are you in the messy middle of your story? Hold on! God’s not done! He knows exactly what He’s doing. Will you trust Him?

“… being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)

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2 Replies to “Works in Progress”

  1. What a concrete reminder that we’re all works of progress even in the midst of our worst messes. And we can trust there’s a master plan that will be completed in His time.

    1. Hi Sandra, yes even in our worst messes God is at work! He is Faithful! Thanks for visiting. Come back anytime. Blessings, Nancy

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