I don’t know anyone who’s finished everything they’ve ever started. It’s just not possible. Some have quit before they even start. And all of us have quit before we’ve finished.
It doesn’t matter how OCD, Type A, or motivated you are. You’ve left things unfinished. Right?
But that’s where God is different from us. Think about it. There is nothing God has started that he’s left unfinished. He accomplishes everything he sets out to do. He has a perfect record!
That’s good news for you because it means that what God starts in you, he will work on until it’s done.
Philippians 1:6 says, “I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”
I want you to settle this in your heart today. God has started something good in you.
It might not feel like it
But let’s be honest, God’s not into feelings.
It might not even seem like.
Don’t worry; God’s not into appearances.
You might not be able to feel it, and you might not be able to fully perceive it, but the truth is God started his Good Work in you before you were born and he’s not done yet.
You see, way back when He made all the delicate, inner parts of your body and knit you together in your mother’s womb. He saw you before you were born. Every day of your life was recorded in His book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (Psalm 139:13,16)
You are a very intricate creation, a masterpiece of God. (Ephesians 2:10) Now ask yourself, “Why would God go to all that effort only to quit? “
The answer is, he wouldn’t, and he won’t. He has a lot invested in you, even to paying the price of his Son Jesus on the cross. That’s the work he started before you were born and he’s not done yet.
Oh, the enemy might have seeped his way into your brain like a stain on a white t-shirt, and convinced you that you’re too far-gone. Whispering “God’s never going to use you.” But who wants to listen to that? It’s lies and contrary to the word of God.
God’s good work can’t be stopped, ever. And a few whispers from a cowardly enemy aren’t going to change that. If it could, he wouldn’t be God.
This year, I want you to begin by believing that God is just getting started with you. Shout out in faith, “God’s not done with me yet. He will be faithful to finish his Good work in me.”
Think of it this way, if you’re still living, God’s still working on you and in you. And it is Good!
So make this your prayer today. Bring on your excellent work God. I’m ready for all the finished work you have to do in my life. Make me into your masterpiece.
God’s just getting started! It’s time to start believing it!
Talk it over:
- What steps can you take to open yourself up to what he wants to do?
- How can you participate in the Good Work God is doing in your life and around the world?