We have opportunities to learn from every experience we encounter. However, it’s up to you and I to see what we can absorb and make applicable to our lifestyle. My cousin Kendyll aka ‘K.Dizzle’ and I recently had a conversation about the many things we are working on, the goals we are trying to accomplish, our growth spiritually, and how we ultimately a “work in progress”.
I find the issue I have with being a work in progress is admitting the areas of growth and not feeling ashamed for needing to work on the area(s), as well as, where I might be in the growth process. Well, when I read this excerpt I had to adapt this from Angel Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life Blog, as it captured what my sentiments should be on being a work in progress:
“Stop berating yourself for being a work in progress. Start embracing it! Because being a work in progress doesn’t mean you’re not good enough today. It means you want a better tomorrow, and you wish to love yourself completely, so you can live your life fully. It means you’re determined to heal your heart, expand your mind and cultivate the gifts you know you’re meant to share.”
I also love what Philippians 1:6 (AMP) says , “And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you(me) will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you(me).” What a promise!!! God is committed to fulfilling the good work He has started in us. To completely develop, perfect, and bring us to full completion until His work is completed then I think we can stand to be a “work in progress!” If God won’t stop working on us… we can’t give up on the work we need to do, regardless of how things look.
I’m fully prepared to trust the process while I work to be the best and to maximize my potential. So as long as I live I want to remain a work in progress. If you are with me, let’s put on our hard hats while we are in the construction zone: “working in progress,” we have to protect our assets as we get better and eradicate stagnant behaviors.
To check out more of Angel and Marc view their blog at http://www.marcandangel.com/.
Remember don’t just look it… but be it… Because you are it!
Shine because you can,