Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Unfinished

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I tend to have multiple unfinished projects at any given moment.  Be it a sewing project, home decor, project, cleaning project, writing project, etc. I’m sure to have more than one in process.
As I was looking at the one in the picture above it occurred to me that it just wasn’t pretty.  In fact most projects aren't very nice to look at when they are only partially finished.  I’ve seen people make things that when in process I seriously doubt they could ever be beautiful.  But when they’re finished they are a work of art.  Half way through many things appear to be be worse than before they were started.
It’s something I’m trying to remember when I look at myself.  Somedays when I look in the mirror I see a half finished project.  It’s not pretty.  I’m frustrated, lacking in skills and patience.  I’m full of faults.  I can easily loose sight of the woman God is making me to be.  I can’t see past the unfinished parts.  
There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.
Philippians 1:6

12 comments:

  1. I love this post....the depth of the meaning behind it and your verse! Thank you so much for sharing it at Mom's Mustard Seeds for Mustard Seed Planting!
    I always have to remember, once I gave my heart to Christ....my 'ugly' sins were washed away....and through that washing, I am made beautiful as the Son stands in front of me before the Father!
    What a glorious day it will be when he appears!!!

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  2. I am grateful that God will complete the word He began in me and in my family.

    Thanks for the reminder today.

    Happy WFW!
    Beth

    http://mydestinysharinghope.com/

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  3. Very nice word! Valuing yourself the way God sees you can sometimes be a big challenge. I know I've struggled with it, but I've learned to love myself flaws and all! Because He loves me! :)

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  4. What a great reminder! It is so true. I found you on Moms Mustard Seeds! Thanks for sharing. On Wednesday, my blog hosts The Wednesday Word. You are welcome to link up to that today too :) It's great to find your blog :)

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  5. Hi there! I'm visiting from The Wednesday Word. I really appreciated this post today. Sometimes I get frustrated with the process of maturing and being made complete, and it was just a good reminder that God has the end in mind and will finish it well!

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  6. YES!! This is brilliant! We are unfinished projects and how often we forget that as works in progress we're subject to refining in order to become complete. I LOVE this analogy...
    What a blessing this was, so glad you joined us at WFW@icdevos!

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  7. Wow. Such a great message and one I needed to hear today.

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  8. What a great word picture! Thank you!
    Happy WFW...

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  9. I can totally relate to this post...thank you!

    joy & blessings to you,
    Alida

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  10. I love that verse. It's comforting to know God's not finished with me yet and that He's not going to give up on me. (Now I need to be as persistent with my house!)

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