There's an area in my front yard where grass won't grow. It's the shape of a large triangle underneath three trees. My husband and I have been talking for quite some time about landscaping that area so it won't be such an eyesore.
A couple of months ago, we bought landscaping bricks and fabric to begin the process. We had a great idea in our minds of what the area would look like when completed: vibrant reds and greens atop rich, brown mulch. My husband cleaned the area, laid the fabric and the bricks...until we ran short. We never got any further. We became busy with summer plans, and our front yard remains unfinished.
God created us for a purpose...to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever. He enabled us to fulfill that purpose by placing dreams and desires in each of us.
We are works in progress. God sees the finished product, while we can only imagine it. What we see clearly is the unfinished work of the present. It can be disheartening...this knowing that we are meant to be more, to be beautiful. Or it can be the catalyst that causes us to labor through the ugly to fulfill our God-given dreams and desires. It's a reminder that as long as we have breath, God is not finished with us. We are not meant to be stuck in our unfinished places.