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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?




  1. Ana De- Jesus

    To be honest I think we spend most of our lives being works in progress because we are constantly learning and soaking up knowledge!

    03 . May . 2016
  2. tara pittman

    I am a work in progress in some areas. We can always learn more.

    03 . May . 2016
  3. Michelle Gwynn Jones

    I think you are a WIP till the moment you die. Well, then you are still a WIP – just not in control. 🙂

    04 . May . 2016
  4. Elizabeth O.

    I think we are all WIPs. We can never be a finished work, especially since there’s so much to discover and learn in a lifetime. This is such a lovely message.

    04 . May . 2016
  5. Inspiring Kitchen

    Yes, I am a WIP. I may be older, but I believe I still have a lot to learn.

    04 . May . 2016
  6. Patrice

    Agree that I am still learning and exploring and embracing life one day at a time…Guess I am WIP.

    04 . May . 2016
  7. Alana

    I’m constantly learning. And, as I approach retirement from a career field I’ve been in for a long time, I know I will be opening new doors, still learning and exploring.

    04 . May . 2016
  8. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I am from Boston and we are not shy about stepping up around here. At all.

    04 . May . 2016
  9. Monica

    LOL…had never heard the term before, but I am definitely a Work in Progress!

    04 . May . 2016
  10. Jaimie Felix

    Yes, i am still a Wip. We are all a WIP. 🙂 all of us still are of the essence.

    04 . May . 2016
  11. Bernadette Callahan

    I am a work in progress, I think I always will be. There is so much I am doing and want to do so it will always be ongoing.

    04 . May . 2016
  12. ron leyba

    I am a WIP indeed. Thanks for your inspiring post and article. Love it and I need this right now.

    04 . May . 2016
  13. RaNesha

    I am definately a WIP if I dver stop being one God has callede home. I love this post!

    04 . May . 2016
  14. Ana Fernandez

    I used to get very mad when I did something wrong but with time I learned that that is the only way to grow

    05 . May . 2016
  15. Amy Jones

    In my hometown you can choose to step up, or to just let life go by, usually is the first!

    05 . May . 2016
  16. Dhemz Apdian - Dias

    Overall, I think humanity is a work in progress. I am proud to say that I am a WIP! Thanks for sharing!

    05 . May . 2016
  17. Yona Williams

    Ahhh…I love ‘UFOs’ – I have never heard of that term…or ‘WIP.’ I know I am definitely a work in progress…there is no denying that.

    06 . May . 2016
  18. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    I think we all need to be WIP so that we can continue to improve as we age.

    09 . May . 2016
  19. Ashley

    I am most definitely a Work in Progress. I hope to be for the rest of my life! 😀

    09 . May . 2016
  20. Denise

    I am definitely a Wip!
    Thank you for inspiring me.

    12 . May . 2016
  21. Ayesha Heart

    Now I know what WIP means 🙂 Yes! The important is the journey towards our goals. Thanks for this inspiring post. Love this!

    24 . May . 2016

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