Confidence in the Finisher
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6)
One thing in life is for sure - things will change. I can never be certain about precisely how things will change, but things inevitably do. People come and go from your life; jobs shift; different seasons require different adjustments. Sometimes change is part of a process of growth or development. Sometimes things change because of the choices that others make, and you had no say in the matter. The good news is that even when everything around us is changing, our confidence is not in our ability to figure out our future. Instead, we rely on the fact that there is One who holds our future in His hands.
I may not always be sure how God's plan will turn out, but I can always be confident that God is working it out.
God did not just start you in this journey of faith; He also has a plan to see you through every good work fully that He has placed you in.
God will not stop what He is doing with, through, and in you until the day that Jesus returns for the church. Our confidence is not merely that God gives us a great starting point and leaves us to figure out how to fulfill His purpose. It is in the fact that God already worked out everything we could potentially worry about. He knows the end from the beginning and has a plan to get us there. Thank God that He isn’t just a starter but a finisher as well!
Practical Application – When you are tempted to worry and stress, begin to declare, "God is the author and finisher of my faith.” Remind yourself that God has already worked out how to get you to the completion of everything He began.
Nehemiah 2:18; Matthew 5:16