by Randy Chambers, 2016-09-04
Philippians 1:6, NIV: "...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."
There is an end product God has in mind when He looks at us. And
it may look nothing like what we think it should. It certainly looks nothing
like anything we force ourselves to be. God's will for us is that we be where we
are, and allow Him to take us where we are going. Paul said, "I have learned the
secret of being content" (Phil.4:12). We are to rest at ease in the
process. Otherwise we become anxious, and in so doing, hurry the process. The
Bible tells us we are to be anxious for nothing (Phil.4:6). This includes our
Christian walk. It is to be shaped, not forced. It is a daily process, not a
finished product. It is God's will for us that we be content with who we are
today, and realize that God is making us for tomorrow.