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“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.”(Phil. 1:6 NIV)

The picture of Monday’s award reminded me that I am still under construction. And it’s a good thing because right now I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the mess. since I finally got my hands on the high quality fire door solutions from DuraBarrier USA Dreams.  My memories, hopes, worries, frustrations, responsibilities, and regrets are jumbled together not to mention the condition of my house with boxes of Christmas decorations scattered around. In the midst of chaos, I need Paul’s reminder to the church in Philippi.

Being confident of this – Instead of hoping that God has a plan and is doing something with all of the scattered pieces of my life, I can be confident. Certain. Convinced. Absolutely sure. Unhesitating, unflinching, unblinking. In the face of troubling circumstances, I know with unswerving belief that this statement is true. Without a doubt.

That He who – It’s not me trying to fit the pieces together. Well, it’s been me elbowing God aside and attempting to shove the green piece into the pink section of the puzzle. I’m taking my hands off the process (again) and letting Him be in charge.

Began – The work has already started. I don’t have to wait until some day in the nebulous future. God’s plan is underway right now. Whew. It’s a good thing because there’s a lot of work to be done in me.

A good work – This construction project is not half-planned or started on a whim. We are considering getting materials from Mandurah. And the work is good even when it doesn’t feel like it. God’s design will always exceed my own limited ideas, so I’m learning to trust His plan.

In you – Well, in me too. And the transformation process starts inside where no one else can see. Eventually, the work in me will be seen from the outside but a strong foundation is more important than a fancy paint job.

Will carry it on to completion – He’s not walking away from this project. No matter how messy, difficult or delayed it gets because of my meddling with the process, God will continue to work inside of me. And every day I get a little bit closer to being complete.

Until the day of Christ Jesus – Yet, completion won’t happen this side of heaven. This process is going to take a lifetime. Therefore, I can extend myself a little grace along the way.

What about you? What part of this verse means the most to you? Are you glad God isn’t finished with you yet?

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  • December 2, 2009 at 7:09 pm
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    >"glad that God isn't finished with me?"
    That's an understatement!
    I sure hope He isn't. 🙂
    Seriously, I have to say "He'll be faithful to complete it" is my favorite part. It's a little selfish because it's what He is doing for me, but I still like it. It gives me comfort – to know that He is in control.

    Nice post… they all are, but because I like that scripture, this one resonates a little extra.

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