Hello! Happy Sunday, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! I so wish I could be home in Michigan with my mom (and dad—it is his birthday today too!) today, but we have a Skype date later, so I guess that will have to suffice. Meanwhile, I have my little kitten-child to keep me company here in Texas…
Anyways. This morning I was reading from Philippians, and came across one of my favorite verses:
“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.”
I know I definitely needed to hear that this morning. There’s this thing I’ve been working on for awhile—something I felt God told me to do—that just doesn’t seem like it will ever be done. I’ve been working on it for so long that I’ve kind of gotten used to the idea of just always working on it; not accepting the fact that it might someday be completed. Lately I’ve been feeling like giving up on it altogether. Even though I know it is something I’m supposed to do, I just can’t imagine it ever reaching a point where I feel confident that it is completed. Does this make any sense?
To put it in other words, I guess I just feel stuck. Stuck in this stage of the process, with no real hope of ever moving forward. I’m not actually sure I ever believed it would be possible to move forward, which is another problem all in itself. But, thankfully, there is another force at work behind this project other than just my stubborn own will. God is behind it. And he says that he will always complete the work that he began in me—even if it seems impossible and highly unlikely. On my own, maybe it would be impossible, but with him—totally possible and highly probable. I really just need to remember that.
Sorry for my vagueness. But do you know what I mean? Is there something in your life that seems at a standstill? Remember that God will always finish what he started, even if you’ve already given up on it. Because God never gives up on us, and he never gives up on the things he begins within us.
So. Go after those things that God has begun in your life, and don’t give up!