BE CONFIDENT THAT GOD WILL FULFIL WHAT HE STARTED IN YOUR LIFE
You are a great work in progress in God's hands. Whatever good thing the Lord has started in your life, be sure of this: He will complete it, because God never abandons anything He's committed to. There are no unfinished works or half-completed and forsaken works of God's hand. Simply put, the good work in your life is the evidence of God's hand upon you; He began it and he will surely perfect it.
Reference: Philippians 1:6 The Message (MSG)
'There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.'
Paul was encouraged by the commitment of the Philippian Christians in partnering with him in regard to the Gospel. Then he prayed for them, assuring them that the God who started the great work in them would keep at it and perfect it.
If your heart is toward God and you render faithful service to Christ, then this golden news is for you: God is committed to perfecting all He's started in you and bringing it to a flourishing finish. Is there any good news or expectation the Lord has started in your life? Does it look like you've been challenged with disappointment, delays or lack of ability to see them completed? Similar to Paul's expression of gratitude for the Christians at Philippi, I encourage you to keep trusting God to complete what He's started and never give up on God. Bear in mind that at the end of it all, the joy of knowing that you didn't quit and the satisfaction that comes from trusting God who perfects what He's started in your life, will establish your fulfilment.
In anything God is doing in your life, along the way you'll be tested, and sometimes the test is to try your faith and commitment. A test could be anything that stands between you and the fulfilment of God's project in you life or between where you are and where God wants you to be. Overcoming those tests is the prerequisite to promotion and accomplishment. Dedicate yourself to the process, no matter the challenge and be confident of the truth that God is at work.
Did you know that what we so often see as stumbling blocks are really stepping stones God uses to accomplish His plan and fulfil His purpose in our lives? Its your perspective about it, your commitment to God, your trust in His ability and your faithfulness in challenging times that will fuel your perseverance and grant you the winning attitude and strategies. So be faithful and press on, because with view of hindsight, you'd be thanking God for perfecting all about it.
Those who experience divine hand that leads to great accomplishments in what they do, have two things in common: first, a faith that refuses to quit and second, the right perspective that sees the hand of God working behind the scene, no matter the circumstance. God is fully at work in whatever plan, project or good thing you're engaged in today - for your good and His glory. All you need is to walk in confidence by trusting Him all the way.
Scripture Reading - Psalm 138:8; Isaiah 10:23; Jeremiah 29;11; 2 Corinthians 8:11; Hebrews 10:35.
I'm confident that God is at work in my life and I'm destined for a life of greatness, as He continues to perfect all the great things He's started in my life. With the right perspective, I see opportunity in opposition, potential in problems and victory in the shadow of adversity. I visualise only the pictures of great accomplishments, and I'm armed with courage to walk into my promotion, elevation, uncommon advancement and possibilities. Thus, my life is characterised by the beautiful and glorious realities of God's plan for me. Praise God!