My greatest fear used to be that somehow I would reach the end of my life and not fulfill 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.
But the promise in Philippians 1:6 settled that for me.
He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 NIV
How Will I Fulfill God’s Purpose?
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?
To fulfill God’s purpose gives me great joy and assurance, especially 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!
What about you? To fulfill God’s purpose: the promise of job completion. What does this promise mean to you?