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However, Philippians 1:6 says we can confidently trust that God is never going to stop perfecting His work in us:
Philippians 1:6 (NASB)
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
From the day we first committed our heart and life to Him, God began shaping us into His image (which, even if we’re not aware of it, that is the person we most want to be). And when we don’t see changes in ourselves as quickly as we would like, it’s nice to know God isn’t going to quit on us, isn’t it? Especially when we’re about ready to give up on ourselves!
In fact, when we’re convinced that “not even God can help us this time,” He reaches into our situation and continues the work He has already begun in us. Then, as we learn to continue trusting in Him, we will begin to see progress – especially the changes His presence is making in our hearts, minds and attitudes.
But as we memorize or mediate on Philippians 1:6, are we willing to consider this same principle for other imperfect, “unfinished” people, too? Let’s ask God to help us believe that He is more than capable of completing His work in them, as well.
Will you take the plunge? Put your confidence in this very thing: God will finish the work He started in you, me – and others – and won’t quit. Not ever!
I love that about God.
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