D74: God’s Not Finished Yet

He was coloring a castle and I asked him if he was a king. His response, “No. God’s not finished yet.” He’s four.

Well, okay. There is no response to that, is there? What if we used that on ourselves? When we make a mistake. When we take a bad picture. When we feel like a failure. When we beat ourselves up. What if we just let it go confidently knowing that God’s not finished yet.

What a relief that would be. Not to say that we shouldn’t do our part or what we need to do. But it certainly does take some pressure off our human shoulders. At least I think so.

What do you think?

Today’s image is one I thought about taking a few days ago when I spent the morning sharpening colored pencils for my son who was coloring in a fun workbook. I liked all the colors of the pencils when they were lined up next to each other randomly. I also liked how they were all different sizes and colors. Reminded me of our world and creative artists. We can all bring color and light into the world, but we each do it differently and are at various stages in our journey…some starting out, others near the end. Some interesting ideas to ponder.

Manual: Page 131—Camera Specs.

Images: Looked at a gallery of Water Reflections. Very peaceful and calming. I just love the water. Guess it’s the Norwegian blood and native Seattleite in me.

  • dijea

    I really like this – you have great ideas!

  • ingrid

    Beautiful and Inspiring post; and from a four year old, Wow! is all I can say. If we could remember that phrase when that critical voice starts talking to us, there would be more happy people in the world.

  • http://jamesberghout.com James Berghout

    Kids say the best things. I have a list of the great things they have said over the years. Those memories are priceless.

  • tasradawson

    Where do you keep your list? I've got various quotes scattered in numerous places but really want to get them centralized.

  • http://tasra365.com/ Tasra Dawson

    Ain't that the truth. The best I can do is start with me and hope to spread the joy!

  • http://tasra365.com/ Tasra Dawson

    Well, thank you very much! I'm not sure where they come from, but this challenge definitely has me paying more attention and catching things I might otherwise have missed.

  • http://gallow-photo-year.blogspot.com/ Steve Gallow

    Your comments reminded me of a TED Talk.

    I heard a talk once that talked about the word genius met something outside of you. When you did something brilliant it came from somewhere else. Later when people don't live up to being a genius, it would mean that it isn't currently with you. It's nothing personal, it's just not there.

    I feel that way about my photography. It's a hobby, and not my main source of income. I don't have to be good at it. I can ask questions and seek help to learn more, because I'm not supposed to be the expert. I think this helps me to learn more, and become better at it.

  • http://jamesberghout.com James Berghout

    I have a file on the computer that's titled, “funny things the kids say”