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 2:2 ESV
God finished what he set out to do. Then He rested, not because He was weary, but because He loved what He had created. When God begins anything, He completes it. He does not abandon a project because things are complicated. He is never set back by limits or because of inadequacy. While I may try my hand at things only to discover that something is too hard or even impossible, God never experiences these realities.
I can rest in these wonderful truths as God works His purposes in me. Paul said, “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 will not fail. God will not retract one promise. God will not change His mind about me. I am His creation, and every single day, He is molding me with loving intentions.
Can I hasten or slow down His plans? This is where I must tread carefully. 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, but they wrecked it with their choices. It appeared they ruined God’s plan, but God had foreseen this, provided a Lamb, and accomplished a way to restore Eden through the death of His Son. Jesus crushed the head of the serpent, the very devil who instigated the mutiny Adam and Eve committed in the Garden. Through His death, He made way for the redemption of them and the rest of their descendants.
I press in close to my Christ today and yield every part of my story. I give him the sins of my past and the times I worked against His purposes, knowingly and unknowingly. Though I feared I sabotaged my future blessing, I was wrong. With repentance and redemption, God continued to mold my life and keep me on the path to glory.
When I was created, God dreamed. When I was immature, God nurtured me. When beaten down by the enemy, God battled for me. And He is working today, completing every single thing pertaining to my life. In eternity, all of us will celebrate the victory of completion as we are unveiled bearing the perfect reflection of Jesus.
I will not be anxious about my life. You are the Potter. In Jesus’ name, In Jesus’ name, Amen