God’s Not Finished With Me Yet – Philippians 1:6

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.

Philippians 1:6 NIV

I am far from being who I believe God wants me to be.  Too often I make choices based on what I want. I value things that have no eternal significance. My attitudes often reveal some ugly truths about myself.  There are times when I don’t think much about my shortcomings; especially when I can focus on the shortcomings of others.  But other times I am painfully aware of how far the path to godliness stretches ahead of me.

And the tendency at times like that is to commit to trying harder. To care more about others. To work on my attitudes. And to love God more.  But no matter how hard I might try, it seems that before I know it I have fallen back into my old ways, and nothing is different apart from being more frustrated than ever with my inability to make any significant change for the better.

But then I read this verse, and so many others like it.  And I realize that I am not the one most qualified to be attempting a makeover on my life.  The one who took me from being an 18 year old looking to enjoy what the world had to offer, and changing me into one who had a desire to be holy; the one who delivered me from the road to destruction, and brought me into his light; and the one who has so far done all of the real remodeling in my life; he is the one who is still most qualified and most interested in completing the project.

God’s Not Finished With Me Yet

God’s not finished with me yet. But I keep telling God, “I’ll take it from here.”  Yet I always mess it up.  And before long he has to step back in, undo all of the damage I did, and start his work again.  Why can’t I just let him work uninterrupted?  Just stay out of the way and let him make me into someone that will be useful in his kingdom, reflecting the glory of the creator and master craftsman.

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14 thoughts on “God’s Not Finished With Me Yet – Philippians 1:6”

  1. Even in retirement, I’m so glad that God is not through with me yet!
    Thank You Lord for giving me the chance to continue to learn and grow and make a difference for the kingdom and in the lives of others!

    • Six years down the line after my graduation I haven’t been formally employed but i still feel in me that God hasn’t started with me yet…I believe He who started a great work in me will finish it

      • I have been at it for a very long time, and I still find God using me in new ways and working to shape my character. I am suspicious of those who think they have somehow arrived. God will continue his work in us as long as we live in this fallen world.

  2. I remember when God told me I am not finished with you yet. I remember the hope that gave me. In my prayer I say speak to me through me and within me, take not thy spirit from me. Bear with me im quite stubborn so my walk with Christ has had many setbacks. Yet He has been patient with me 🙂 I have still to become all he desire me to be. May God bless yall.

    • God always stands ready to forgive when we confess and repent. But we should not use that as a license to do whatever we please. We are called to a holy life, not a self-led life.

      Not sure what you mean by “God giving us unlimited chances to be better in life”. I should make every effort to be faithful. But it is God who is doing the work in me to shape and mold me into his image.


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