Thursday, November 11, 2010

Work in progress

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (ESV)

One of my major accomplishments that I haven't blogged about is that I finished making a shower curtain that I started about 10 years ago! It actually goes perfectly with the current bathroom wall color. A color, mind you, that was achieved by mixing together leftover paint to make enough to paint a bathroom. You would have thought that I had planned it that way.

[I would post a picture, but I'm afraid I won't get around to it and then I won't ever finish this post. :-)]

Well, it seems for every unfinished project, I have at least ten other ones ready to get started. And for each of those projects waiting to begin, another ten come up while researching for the other projects I had wanted to start.

And tonight, during my kitchen sink meditation, I came to terms with the fact that my life is an unfinished project. And so is my everyone else's. I need grace. Everyone needs grace. God's grace IS enough. Because, frankly, we all fail and make mistakes. But many times I live as if God set me aside and moved on to other, more important or exciting matters. Then my already intense life becomes quite unbearable trying to do better, picking up the "slack" God has apparently left behind.

I long to be complete, and one day I will be. But for the time being, I want to wait, rested, knowing that God is faithful to do it. And He will.

1 comment:

  1. Renata!!! I haven't been here in so long! I miss you!!!! Can you email me your number so I can call you?

    Ashlee Glen