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

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?




21 thoughts on “Are YOU a WIP? Most of Us Are! May 3 Inspiration

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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