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

God’s not done with you yet. Not by a long shot.

He’s got great plans for you. Oh, the things He will accomplish through you!

Now, some things will be accomplished through some tough climbs. You may get scraped and scuffed. You may even feel like you won’t make it. But He will be there through it all, and you will make it, just like He has carried you through every single other trial before.

Fight stagnation

Even before I was a believer, I remember wanting to be better than I was the day before. I aspired to improve and not want to be stagnant.

That’s great and all, but at some point, I wondered if that was really all I had to motivate myself…was me. And then what?

Once I was saved, and the Holy Spirit took residence in my heart, I was filled with a much larger purpose and joy…one that would spark a fire in me that was could not be quenched. It’s a fire that agents of light understand and need to stoke to keep it roaring.

It’s this purpose and calling that we sometimes lose sight of in our busy lives, and we end up asking Him to do things for us more than we do the converse.

Take a step back

Before you ask what God can do for you, how about asking Him what you can do for Him, who has given you everything and carries you through every season?

Each day, when the sun shines on you, ask Him how you might use the arsenal of tools with which He has equipped you to make Him known. How can you serve Him in big ways and small? In what ways are you denying or turning Him away in favor of what you want to do for yourself?

Step back and count all your blessings. Ask Him to make you an instrument for His will. Pray your heart’s desires to Him. Serve and obey Him with all your heart and soul. In doing so, He will grow you in your walk, refining you in Christ’s image each moment and day.

Above all, give Him thanks and praise. He’s chosen you to accomplish great things in His name. God is far from done with you, and that is truly exciting to know that the best is yet to come.