As you know, the downtown Dallas area is experiencing a LOT of construction these days. And, if you haven’t already, you’ve probably complained a time or two about the construction and the mess.
It’s the time it takes. It’s the inconvenience. It’s the sacrifice. It’s the detours. It’s the changes. It’s the frustration and the anxiety and the concern that goes with it all. And that’s not to mention the people around you who may or may not know how to maneuver themselves around the organized chaos.
That’s much like our own lives. We have issues and problems that we have been asking God to help us with but it seems like we still have so much prayer, study and fellowship with Jesus to do before what is started in us is complete. We are under construction, a work in progress so to speak, and sometimes the wait can be tedious.
Philippians 1:6 says “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
Paul is writing to church in Philippi. He thanks God as he remembers them and prays for them, that they continue in fellowship in the Gospel. In verse 6, Paul writes that he is confident that the God who started a great work in them will complete it till the day of Jesus Christ.
We can be confident, as Paul was for the church in Philippi, that God is most certainly not done with us yet. Sure, things can and will get a little challenging as we travel along the highway of life. But, the Lord will direct and guide us through those detours, bumps, twists and turns.
Let us be thankful that the Lord is continuing the much needed work in all of our lives as believers in Jesus and be confident that what He starts, He finishes.
What are some things in your life that you’re waiting on God to complete in you on your journey in Christ? Be confident, knowing that the Lord will complete the work started from the beginning of your journey with Jesus.
by Kendall Lyons