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God's Work Baby Blanket by Susan Gaddis

Dang, That Took a Long Time

God's Work Baby Blanket by Susan Gaddis

Best baby blanket turned toddler blanket ever! I started this baby blanket over two years ago for my soon-to-be-born grandson, Sawyer. He just turned two. Yep, it took me over two years to finish. Sometimes other things in life can slow you down. And I got distracted.

But it’s done. And cowboy handkerchiefs never looked so good.

You’re worth it

God’s work in us often takes longer than expected too. Usually that’s our bad, not his. We get distracted.

But here’s the thing—it’s never too late to refocus.

No matter how you got sidetracked, God isn’t finished with you yet. He knows what the finished project (you) looks like, and he’s excited about finishing his masterpiece.

You’re so totally worth it to him.

God’s work refocused

So . . . whatever area of your life missed the Spirit’s craftsmanship because you got distracted, undistract yourself.

Focus. Jesus is always waiting. He’s still working behind the scenes even if you aren’t aware of it. So he’s probably already way ahead of you.

What is it that God was doing in you that you set aside? (Don’t give me that “I don’t know” look. You know exactly what I’m talking about.)

Here’s the deal

We mortals really screw life up sometimes. Or at least parts of it. Things that really matter are often the things we treat lightly.

Build your spiritual legacy—ignore distractions and focus on God’s work in you.

Baby blankets can last a lifetime and bring wonderful memories. Sometimes they can even be a part of your spiritual legacy.

But God’s work IN you will last for eternity.

Need a little more encouragement? See When Jesus Said Follow Me, He Was Asking You to Dance and Wanted: Wounded Storyteller.

Have a great week, and I’ll check in with you on Thursday.


“Jesus likes it when we share.” -Adelaide, age 3: Pass this along to everybody and their brother. OK, maybe not everybody’s brother, but you know . . . all of your friends would be nice.


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  1. nanci

    Love it! And Sawyer will too!! I’m so glad God doesn’t set me aside and get distracted……… :0)

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Thanks, Nanci, he’s a real little cowboy. And good word on God’s attitude toward us!

  2. Moira Smith

    Quite a list I have of playing the waiting game Susan!!!!!
    Just waiting in faith for prayers to be answered…..like the blanket, takes patience, perseverance and believing…

    AND, this is why I try and make my Christmas and Birthday pressies……
    At the moment I’m knitting for Christmas…..knitting love into every stitch. These gifts, whether they’re even worn or not, will be treasured a million times more than something someone else made….

    But then I have time for this kind of thing don’t I!!!!!!!! 🙂

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Love you, Moira. I hope you put a photo of your creations up for us to see. 🙂

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