“… being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” [Philippians 1:6 NIV]
Do you have any “unfinished” projects in your life? A garage that needs cleaning out. That desk you were going to refinish. Or maybe some aspirations you had set for yourself that you never quite got there. For me it would be learning to play the guitar/piano or training for a marathon. “One of these days, I’ll get around to it.”
Don’t you hate it when that word "unfinished" gets attached to your projects, to your aspirations, to your aims in life? That word seems to stand in judgment of us, reminding us that while we may have plenty of ideas and ambition, we’re not so good with follow-through.
Although we may have unfinished jobs around the house or goals we abandoned along the way, God never leaves us “unfinished.” From the moment God begins His good work in us until the day of its completion, the Holy Spirit has been working away in us, renovating us into the image of Christ, shaping our character, drawing us closer to God. God does the work, but we are also meant to be active in the process, humbling ourselves and yielding to God’s work in us and through us. And just because we can’t always see it, doesn’t mean it’s not happening in our lives.
We are never an unfinished project to God. God will never choose to toss us aside. Because we are promised that “he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion …”