Choosing Faith Each Day, Philippians

Complete It

Did you ever start something new, and it was so much harder than you anticipated? I started a new exercise program, and wow, it is hard. I know it is good for me, but I have spent the past week using the heating pad twice a day. I know that I have to start somewhere. No pain, no gain. I get it. 

This morning, I was watching the online children’s ministry with my kids. He talked about how Jacob wrestled with God. The whole night, he wrestled with God. He pointed out that Jacob was physically wrestling, and also mentally working through some things too. 

When I start something new, there are so many mental barriers. Can I really do this? After a week, nothing has changed. Is it worth it? I know it is, yet it is like I am wrestling with my doubts and fears. Physically, I am soothing my sore muscles with the heating pad and stretching. Again, is this worth it? Sometimes to make ourselves better, it can feel uncomfortable.

I opened up the bible to this verse.

Philippians 1:6

He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ
—Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)

God started a good work in me and plans to complete it on his timeline, not mine. I have to trust that God is helping me transform from within. The process may take longer than I want. It may be uncomfortable. And, I will be wrestling with doubts, fears and change. God will help me complete this good work. 

I could have used different problems, yet they all go back to the Only One, the Great I Am. It is all about trusting in God and wrestling away all that mental clutter, stopping us from changing for the better. 

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope that you have a wonderful Sunday!

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