Have you ever wonder why start-ups often keep the Beta test phrase label on their products long after their launch? They leave it on there to stress that the product is not finished – it is a work in progress. There is still room for improvements.
What do you think will happen to us if we could embrace the idea of “Permanent Beta” and apply it to every area of lives – Allowing space for growth in our spiritual, social, and professional life. Permanent Beta – is a one day at a time commitment to personal, professional and spiritual growth and development. Each day represents an opportunity to develop you craft, sharpen your skills, improve your serve and show Christ in his ever-increasing glory.
I have heard people dismiss or cover up their sluggishness with the phrase – “I’m a work in progress.” But this is not a passive excuse to spiritual, or professional laziness. The goal is to open up your life to the Lord, to trusted friends with continued humility and a teachable spirit, recognizing that you are not perfect and there is always room for improvement.
I’m not ashamed to tell the world that God is not finished with me yet. He is still cutting off the rough edges of my life and shaping me into the image of His Son Jesus Christ. That is the beauty of permanent beta. That’s the beauty of being a work in progress – you get to reinvent yourself and make things better.
Recently. I went back and edited close to 50 old articles on my blog. I’m ashamed that I even had the guts to publish them. But Christ’s love and perfection compels me to do better. So I deleted a few and edited some. I’m striving everyday to do better.
Here is how I am striving. By:
- Staying humble
- Staying open to criticisms
- Staying hungry to learn
- Staying creative
- Staying a visionary
- Staying pliable in the master’s hand
- Staying adventurous
After I’ve done my best, I will rest in his perfection to spur me on – because I will always be a work in progress until I’m completely perfected in Him on that day.