He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6).
Do you sometimes feel as though you are not making any progress in your spiritual life? The life of a Christian is a journey. We have a supernatural, proficient guide and map in the Spirit-inspired Scriptures, but we face distinct temptations and trials. We know we have been saved by faith in Christ and have heaven as our sure destination, but the intervening pilgrimage is unique. We need God’s help.
I do not know where you are on your personal journey. Perhaps you are exhausted and spent. Maybe you have recently experienced significant growth, or you may have settled on a comfortable plateau because of an uncertain future. But I do know this: God wants you to enjoy and complete the journey. He has pledged Himself to finish the good work He began in you at salvation and will keep you strong until the end.
If you are feeling discouraged, remember God won’t give up on you. If you are feeling incomplete, unfinished, or distressed by your shortcomings, remember God’s promise and provision. Don’t let your present condition rob you of the joy of knowing Christ or keep you from growing closer to Him. God will most certainly continue on to completion the good work He began in you!
Read more in my book: “Back to the Basics: A Guide for Christian Living.”