If you spent any amount of time on Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat yesterday, I would venture to guess that you saw “He is risen” at least fifty times on each of your different social media platforms. I love to see God glorified like that. Unfortunately though, many of us won’t likely see or give this much open admiration and praise to our resurrected savior until this time next year. It’s almost as if by the time the Easter candy goes on sale we have moved on and forgotten the significance of Christ’s resurrection. I could be wrong, but I think that’s because many of us haven’t made it personal.
This year, Christ’s life, sacrifice, and triumph over death took on a new personal meaning for me. Sunday was a sweet reminder that God always finishes what He starts. It gave me a renewed assurance that what was spoken will come to pass. And finally, it was clearer to me that God will fulfill His promises. And one of those promises is the promise of completion.
I want you to hold this close to your heart. God will perfect that which concerns you. He will never leave you unfinished. Allow Him to mold you and groom you through your unique process. Cease striving. Stop giving so much attention to what you could have done differently or what you should fix. Instead focus your attention on the one that sees you as a handcrafted, one of a kind, masterpiece. Know that where you are now is not where you will always be. You’re going through the completion process. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. You aren’t defeated. It isn’t over. He who began a good work in you is faithful to see it to completion. When you find yourself ready to doubt and question, open up your mouth and speak the truth of God’s word over yourself and your situation. Take heart, God isn’t done with you yet.