EVERYTHING GOD STARTS, HE FINISHES
And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. Genesis 2:1
God finished what he set out to do. No detail was left undone. No outcome was disappointing. He rested, not because He was weary, but because he was satisfied with what He had created. When God begins to create, He finishes. He does not abandon a project because things get too complicated. He is never disappointed by limits or inadequacy.
While I may try my hand at things and discover that something is too hard, too complicated, just plain impossible, or find that it was a mistake that I embarked on such a venture, God never experiences any of these realities. What He begins, He finishes.
When the project is me, or someone I love, or my calling, I can rest in such a wonderful truth. Paul had another way of saying that God finishes what He starts. “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Phil. 1:6 God cannot fail. God cannot retract a promise. God cannot change His mind. I am His creation, just like planet earth, and every single day, He is crafting me and everything having to do with my life. If He called me to ministry, He will work behind the scenes in things that are totally out of my control.
Can I hasten or slow down His plans? This is where I have to tread carefully here. I believe I can affect the speed of the outcome due to the free will God gave me. God’s original intention was for Adam and Eve to enjoy a life of perfection in the Garden of Eden and they wrecked it by their choices. For four thousand plus years, it might have appeared that they ruined God’s plan but God still accomplished a way to restore Eden by the death of His Son. Jesus came, crushed the head of the serpent who instigated their mutiny, and made a way for the redemption of mankind.
I press in close to my Christ today and yield every part of my life. I bend my will to His so that His creation of my life, in every area, will quickly reach its intended outcome. God dreams, God creates, God works, God battles, and He finishes everything pertaining to my life. Then, He spends an eternity resting in satisfaction. We will join in the party where we praise Him for a job well done. His sovereignty is flawless and worthy of every celebration. We can begin today, by faith.
I will not be anxious about my life. You are my King. Amen.