Philippians 1:6 Complete the Work #202
It’s been a few months since I have competed in a race, but let me tell you something, I love the feeling when I cross a finish line of any race I do. As daunting as any run or triathlon might seem, the minute I finish, I realize it was worth it all. Well, there are currently many things in life that I feel like I am waiting on, like I am in the middle of my race, including dreams in me that God has started, but I am waiting to see them be completed. Philippians 1:6 addresses this. It says, “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
The context of this verse that Paul shared is in relation to the day Jesus returns and your work for him is ultimately finished. However, there are so many parallels to draw on the nature of God and how it applies to you today as well. You can be confident that what God has started in you, he will carry into completion. A a human, you can quit. You can start something and then not complete it. You can break promises. But God? He is perfect and never starts something without finishing it. What he says, he will do. What he begins, he will complete.
What I love is that every “work” God starts is always “good.” He doesn’t start something bad because that is not his character. What he starts is always good and he always intends to finish it. Now let me point out that God can’t finish the work he starts in you without your help. He desires for you to trust him and obey him along the way and he can’t complete the work in you without you doing what he says. If you follow, trust and obey him, you can confidently know that every work he started in you, he will finish.
Your race might feel like a 5K and it might feel like a full marathon, but don’t get discouraged because God is not done with you yet! He is in every detail of every realm of his kingdom both in heaven and on earth. He cares about the the government, the church and individuals like you. And he will bring every work he started to the finish line because nothing good that he began will ever ben left unfinished, including what he has began in you!