Are YOU a WIP? Most of Us Are! May 3 Inspiration

Are you a WIP?  Most of us are! My fellow quilters probably know what this WIP acronym means: Work In Progress. It is one of those terms we apply to many of our unfinished objects – aka UFOs –  those we are working to finish! 😉

I was looking through older posts and came across this one that I’ve posted a couple other times, and it just seems to fit with recent transitions in my life, so I wanted to share it again. I hope you enjoy it!


Moving forward in life, with confidence and without fear. Definitely a goal to strive for, even though it can be challenging at times. This idea goes back to a previous post about stepping out to find out. We can’t learn what’s coming up in life without moving forward, and without turning to the next page in our lives.




Here’s your inspiration for today…


“A confident woman believes she is loved,

valuable, cared for, and safe in God’s will.

When we feel secure,

it’s easy to step out

and take a chance on failing

in order to try to succeed.

When we know we are loved for ourselves,

and not just for our accomplishments

or performance,

we no longer need to fear failure.

We are free to find our own niche in life,

 which is not possible without stepping out.

Trial and error is the road to success,

and you can’t drive that road

as long as your car is parked.

So get moving, and God will direct you.

When people are confident,

they try things,

and they keep trying

until they find a way to be successful

in what God has called them to do.”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”


My reflections:

I love the idea of being a “work in progress” — nobody is perfect, but we can continue to strive for excellence in our lives.

I also like the statement: “Trial and error is the road to success, and you can’t drive on that road as long as your car is parked.” Similar analogy again to not opening the automatic door until you step forward to trigger the mechanism. You can stare at it all day, but it won’t open until you step forward!


So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you boldly step forward in life?

Are you already operating within your niche?



Be Decisive and Accomplish More – May 2 Inspiration

Be decisive and accomplish more. This is my new motto now that I’m embarking on this new full-time career journey, with opportunity to be long-term. It definitely required some stepping out in faith and making decisions to pursue it, but I’m so glad I did! I’m anticipating accomplishing more this year than ever before.


So here is your May 2 inspiration to enjoy now and in the future!


“Whatever the problem or situation,

decision is always better

than doubt and indecision.

Become a decisive person,

 and you will accomplish a lot more

with less effort.

No one learns to hear from God

without making mistakes.

Don’t be overly concerned about errors.

Don’t take yourself too seriously.

You are a fallible human being,

not an infallible god.

Learn  from your mistakes,

correct the ones you can,

and continue being decisive.

Don’t fall back into a  pattern of indecision

and double-mindedness

just because you are wrong a few times.

Take some action and sow the seed.

Devote a reasonable amount of time

to waiting on God.

Don’t be afraid of yourself!

You will not be the first person

to make a mistake,

nor will you be the last.

The fear of failure

keeps thousands trapped in indecision,

which definitely steals joy

 and complicates life.

Don’t be afraid to make a decision–

 follow through with it.

Just do it!”

–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”


My reflections:

I think some of the best take-aways from this one are to remember we’re not perfect, and we will make mistakes, but as long as we keep learning from them and continue making decisions and taking action, we will be more productive and accomplish more!


So what are YOUR thoughts?

Are you a decisive person?

Do you find it easy or difficult to make decisions and follow through?


Maximize May by Maximizing Your Time and Productivity – May 1 Inspiration

Maximize your time and productivity. Happy May 1st! I am on a mission now to maximize May by maximizing my time and productivity. In April, I had to redirect my time and effort toward other obligations that had to take priority over blogging. To help get back on track, I am recycling a few posts from earlier in April that didn’t get many views and had few or no comments. I have not always been the best at maximizing my time, but now that I have a new freelance career position, and some other changed life circumstances, it’s something I MUST learn to do well!

So here is your May 1 inspiration that you can enjoy and benefit from any time you read it!

“I believe that being fruitful

makes one confident.

We are not created by God

to waste anything He has given us,

and time is certainly

one of the greatest assets we have.

Everyone has the same amount of time,

and yet some do so many things with theirs

while others do little or nothing.

You will never experience confidence

if you waste your life and your time.”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”


My reflections:

I think the most significant point I get from this devotional is how maximizing time and productivity also increases your confidence. Since I have struggled with this issue all my life, I no longer want to waste my time and my life, but rather maximize it to its fullest potential. And I have started to experience how the more productive my day is, the more confident and better I feel at the end of the day.


So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you struggle with time management?

Or are you one who successfully maximizes your time?