“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure”
(Philippians 2:13, KJV).
God is not done with you yet. We talk about the finished work of Christ. But there’s also the unfinished – ongoing – work of the Father. From the day you became born again, Daddy God has been at work inside you. He’s constantly empowering you to will and to do what is right. He does this for his own good pleasure. This means you’re never alone. You will not change your life by your own power. In Philippians 2:12, the Bible says, “Work out your own salvation.” You and God are, therefore, partners in your success. Remember this: God will not change you without you. This means he will not force a change on you. How much change he will accomplish in you partly depends on your willingness to work with him. Therefore, you have a say in what changes occur in your life here on earth.
Every born again person is a child of God, but not every child of God is mature. God’s purpose is to form you into a mature Christian who is fit to run important errands on behalf of Christ our King. You and God are co-workers. God has never failed. And you won’t be his failed assignment. He’ll accomplish marvelous things with you. When things don’t go your way, remember that God is at work in you, turning all things around for your good. Just trust and obey him. God shall bring to completion the good work he has started in you. Give him a chance.
I know that God is at work in me. My transformation will not occur by my own strength. I’m honored to be God’s partner. By the power of God’s Spirit in me, change is possible. In the Name of Jesus. Amen.
For further study: Jeremiah 18:1-6