{you are} A Work in Progress

“He makes everything beautiful in its time” Ecclesiastes 3:11


Have you ever wondered when you are going to get to the “good stuff”?

  • Success
  • Paid off debt
  • Answered prayers

you know….The good life!

When I look at my years of struggle, I wonder how I could possibly be in the same place I’ve always been. Any progress that I seem to make is never enough - in my mind, and I tussle with the feeling of wanting to give up. I really thought that over time, things would get easier. Life – would get easier.

They say that practice makes perfect. But how much practice is enough?  …and when will I master the technique?  In one of my college psychology classes, the professor conjectured that the definition of insanity is: doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. So this begs the question:


I sigh as the daily struggle sinks in to my soul. Life is a struggle. Thoughts of giving up infiltrate my waking moments as I try to keep some semblance of order in my day…and I realize that imperfection is my destiny. As a perfectionists…it is hard to take; this admission.

…and the words of Creed’s weathered reverberate through my head:

“maybe I can’t accept the life that’s mine - no, maybe I can’t accept the life that’s mine”

We seem to always want something that we do not have. Struggles define our days and disappointment is all too common.

But there is good news!

Ecclesiastes 3:11 ensures us that God makes everything beautiful in its time.

…did you get that?


So the purpose that is all but evident to me? Taken care of. In time it will be beautiful.

  • In time.
  • In its time.

I guess I just need to face facts: I am a work in progress.

You too, are a work in progress.  God knows who you are, He knows the plans He has for you, plans to prosper and not to harm you. And in time, you will know it too. Our tendency is to always want to know which way to go, what path to take. To know exactly what the outcome of our journey will be, every step of the way. But those details are not for us to know – God knows, and that should be enough.

Trust that He knows.

Then simply proceed in His grace, and He will continue to light your way.

Soli Deo Gloria!

-Today on my personal blog, we will be continuing our journey of REMEMBERING in our journals. Hop on by and see my work in progress!

* ANNOUNCEMENT! Our Marketplace is open!  Right now there are just a few things available, but just like our journals and lives….we are refining every day!  Check out our ETSY shop today!

a beautiful life MARKET

4 responses to “{you are} A Work in Progress

  1. Thanks for the reminder—it is very comforting to know that I-we-are a work in progress. There is no perfection on this side, but I sure keeping looking for what I don’t have…Love the Beautiful Life Market! What a wonderful addition to the ministry!


    • Thanks Brenda! The perfectionist in me keeps rebelling, but I’m learning to lean on Him and His grace! Glad you like the market! All for His glory!


  2. Amen, Sister! Funny how our failures and ” lack of progress” always seem to resound so loudly in our heads…. All the more reason to keep drowning them out with the Word of God!!!


    • Yes, they do! It is the daily struggle that we all deal with I am sure… and scripture does help!


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