Masterpeice or Work In Progress? Lesson 5 of 40

Not only did I want to present a perfect image for others, but I also wanted to present myself as perfect before God. I used to beat myself up when I would make mistakes, wondering if I would ever be able to get it ALL RIGHT, ALL THE TIME. God has had to remind me repeatedly that He knows that I am not perfect but that I am a work in progress. A work that won’t be completed until I see Jesus. The work that God is doing in me does not end the day that I accept Him as Lord, it is continuous! It’s not just any work that He is doing in me, it’s a GOOD WORK!
A good work that brings pride, jealousy, unforgiveness and all the like to the surface. I don’t have to lament because they are present but rejoice in knowing that they don’t have to remain IF I YIELD TO THE CONTINOUS PROCESS OF BEING PERFECTED. I love that God finishes what He starts, so I can be confident in knowing the work He started in me will be completed when I see Jesus. Take a moment and soak it in-talk about something to look forward to!

But wait, there is more! Ephesians 2:10, reminds us that we are also God’s masterpiece, a great work of art, God’s beautiful poem. I dare double dare you to daily look yourself in the mirror and declare, “ I am God’s masterpiece, created new in Christ Jesus for good works!” LISTEN, you better meditate on that scripture to knock insecurity back to the pits of hell where it belongs. Let the church say “AMEN!”

Be Blessed
Anika

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Philippians 1:6
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

4 Replies to “Masterpeice or Work In Progress? Lesson 5 of 40”

  1. I used to struggle with wanting to be perfect and I would beat myself up if I made mistakes. I’m much more accepting of myself and my flaws. I’m also working on not putting so much pressure on myself and my son.

    A lesson that my illiness has taught me is to live in gratitude. I am literally so happy to wake up every day now. For me as long as I’m on the other side of the dirt, I’m doing well. I feel like true gratitude starts with embracing life and all the ups and downs that come with it.

    1. Your comment greatly supports the sixth lesson that I have learned which is having a heart of gratitude! Praying that we will always be sensitive and aware of all the ‘praiseworthy moments.’

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