Today I noticed that just about every faucet in my house has decided to drip. and with that I sighed. I wished my house was more together. That it didn’t need new windows. New siding. That the backyard was more than dirt and weeds. I wished it was done.
The other day I went to a new friend’s house for the first time. And discovered it was a comfortable work in progress. She and her husband told us about their various projects. Giggled over things half done. Groaned over projects that didn’t work out as planned.
It was so refreshing.
Because life, this life, is a work in progress. It’s not all together. I’m not all together. Not now. Not ever on this earth and that’s ok.
What matters is that He is in every part. That my heart is after Him and all the other bits, finished or not, will be fine.
Paul, at one point in his life said this: “I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Philippians 3:13, 14
And later on, at the time of his death, he said this: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.” 2 Timothy 4:7
There it is. It’s not about being done. It’s about forgetting the past. Looking forward. Pressing on. Fighting and remaining faithful, to our God and to all the things He’s called us to in this messy life.
And whether all the dripping faucets are fixed or not, we can finish our race with joy.
Praying for you today, that your day won’t be about things finished or left undone, but on the race that is taking you to eternity ♥