Philippians 1:6 (NLT)

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

Change can be a difficult word for us to process and it often brings anxiety because it complicates our lives. Like death and taxes, as the old adage goes, change is a certainty in our lives. We may not want it, or welcome it, but like time it is a constant moving reality for us. We are familiar with time and change if we have issues with our eye site. Eye site normally changes over time until things don’t look like they looked yesterday so we go see an eye Dr. The examination tells us that slowly over time, our vision has changed and we are in need of some help to restore our correct site. Once we get the help we realize how much things really changed over time while day to day we didn’t even notice it. Change has an odd property that we need to grasp – Change itself in producing results is a slow an on-going process as Paul says above “ And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work…..” God will begin or plant the seeds of good work in us and it will grow over time with His help until Paul says it is finished upon Jesus return. Our path in life following Gods purpose may seem like slow and grinding work but looking back one day we will see that God used it to accomplish many good things. While that process is on going the need or desire to change is immediate. Making a decision to change and go forward to a different result will require us to think and act differently over time to accomplish our goals. The purpose that God created us for is not complete until we sleep in death or Jesus returns to take us home. Either way we are in Gods service to continue the Good Work.