Recently I was asked if I could do it over again I would:
I responded, “I would NOT do anything different!”
I would not do anything over again differently. Yes, there are things in that past that were mistakes. There are things that I look back and say “that was not a very good choice”. Yes I am sure that there are things that I will do in the future and after say the same thing. But I am exactly where I am supposed to be.
When I was in college I was a music major. We had to do juries at the end of each year. I was working on a marimba piece that was not quite ready and my professor said I can present it as a work in progress. This meant I could still perform it for my jury even though it was not 100% performance ready.
That is what I am. I am a work in progress. I am continually progressing to who I am supposed to be. I am not my own work in progress. I am God’s work in progress. He is molding and chipping away at His work. With every mistake I make, He makes me closer to who He wants me to be. With every bad experience, He chips out something I didn’t need and I get closer to what He needs.
I enjoy knowing I am exactly who I am supposed to be at this stage of progress. I am joyful to know I am not complete. Once something is complete what more is there to do? When you create something, whether it is a work of art, a house, a machine , or even a puzzle, what is left to do once it is complete? You can look at it and admire it, but then what? Nothing. It is over.
I am not ready to be over. I am content with my imperfections knowing that Jesus saved me from the condemnation of my mistakes so He can make me more like Him. What a glorious day it will be when He is done His work in progress. Until then I will enjoy the progression. I will enjoy His work.
Are you a work in progress?
Philippians 1:6 ESV And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.