Pondering Philippians : Chapter 1, verses 1-11
There is something you need to hear. Are you ready? God. is. not. finished. with. you. He just isn’t.
I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. - Philippians 1:6
You may look at your life and see mistakes and missed opportunities. The Creator, however, sees the creation that He smiled upon and deemed very good. He sees the end from the beginning and you are somewhere in the middle and He is not through.
You have been knocked down and face flat in your own sin. It would seem that you have taken yourself right out of any good plan He may have had for you. Oh, but you could not be more wrong. For He is the God who picks up the fallen and the broken. He puts together what the world has shattered and there is beauty in the cracks. And there will be beauty when He is through. Give Him time. He is not finished with you.
You may be in a valley so deep that you can not see your way out. That is okay because He sees you. The trial is terrible and the fire is hot, but He is bringing you through. The Potter is gently molding the clay. He still counts tears and redeems pain. His timing is not yours and you do not understand His ways, but He has begun a good work in you. He is not finished.
But He will finish. He will leave nothing incomplete and that includes you.
Do not give up.
God is not through.
~~~~Stacy Edwards is a trucker’s daughter and a pastor’s wife. She is a freelance writer and a homeschooling mom to four fabulous little girls. Stacy blogs at Servant’s Life where she uses her words to point others to the hope and encouragement found in Christ. If you need her, she’s probably hiding in the bathroom. You can follow Stacy on Twitter (@sjedwards.)