Promise for Today:Job Completion
He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 NIV
I love this promise. My greatest fear used to be that somehow I would reach the end of my life and not have fulfilled God‘s purpose for me–that I would miss too many opportunities to serve Him, or that I would fail to reach His potential for my life.
And then I began to read that verse a little closer. Who “began the good work”? Us or God?
And who will “carry it on to completion?” Us or God? And when will it be completed? What then is my part?
It gives me great joy and assurance to know that when I surrender my life into God’s control (warts and all!), that God always finishes what He starts. He always has, and He always will. Whether that “good work” means His salvation and/or His ultimate purpose for us, it’s still a comforting promise.
Do you know God’s purpose for your life? His ultimate purpose for all of us is to bring Him glory, however He chooses. And that work can go on, maybe even long after we’re gone–until the “day of Christ Jesus.” Could it be that God will even keep using our Christian influence long after we’re gone–until the day Christ comes back again?
What an exciting thought!
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