And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
The New Year always brings change into our lives. Some change that we welcome if we have had a particularly challenging year and some changes we resist because we liked where things in our lives were at already. Change can be a difficult word for us to process and it often brings anxiety because it complicates our lives.
Like the old adage goes “The only Consistent thing in life is Change”.
We may not want it, or welcome it, but like time it is a constant ever moving reality for us.
Familiar with Change
We are familiar with time and change if we have issues with our eye site. Eye site normally changes in small increments over time. Eventually, things worsen until things don’t look like they looked yesterday so we go see an eye Dr. The examination tells us that slowly over time, our vision has changed, and we are in need of some help to restore our correct eyesight.
Once we get the help, we realize how much things really had changed over time while day to day we didn’t even notice it. Change has an odd property that we need to grasp – Change itself may be slowly producing results in an on-going process as we live each day.
Paul wrote to the Church in Philippi “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work…..”
God will begin or plant the seeds of good work in us and it will grow over time with His help until Paul says it is not finished until Jesus returns. Our path in life following Gods purpose may seem like slow and grinding work but looking back one day we will see that God used it to accomplish many good things in His purpose in our lives. While our desire for change can be immediate the process that God has for us is an on-going change in our lives.
Making a decision to change and go forward to a different result will require us to think and act differently over time to accomplish our goals. The purpose that God created us for is not complete until we sleep in death or Jesus returns to take us home. Either way we are in Gods service and continually changing while in the Good Work.
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