I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
We’ve all heard the sayings, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and “Stop beating yourself up, you are a work in progress, you get there a little bit at a time, not all at once.” You, personally, are a work in progress and God is the project manager.
How is progress measured from from Gods perspective? The Bible says in Ephesians 2:10 that “we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus which he prepared in advance to do good works.” That word workmanship is the word poema in the Greek. It is an evolving work and you’re coming out of the mind of God. You are almost being scripted and penned, designed in this ongoing poema. It’s this workmanship that God is involved in.
When it comes to you moving along and making progress to realize the vision for why you were created, you can participate or not. He respects you enough to let you choose. Ephesians 2:10 summarizes it like this, “For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.” We are fearfully and wonderfully made and we are His workmanship. The first step is recognition; I’m a creation of God and I’m a work in progress. Once the recognition happens, then submit to God and trust Him for the process. Isaiah tells us we are a lump of clay and we are being molded and reshaped. We would like to move right to being the finished product. We don’t want the process of somebody putting us in an oven and then doing this and that. We just want to get from here to there, but that’s not God’s plan. You can cooperate with that and acknowledge that or not.
Thank you Father for making me what you want me to be.