And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. –Philippians 1:6
“God has a perfect plan for your life!” We’ve all heard that phrase, but I don’t think many of us really believe it. Maybe it’s the word “perfect” that troubles us. Nobody is perfect, and the idea of being perfect just adds pressure and stress to our lives.
Perfection seems impossible. And guess what? It is!
God’s plan isn’t perfect because we’re perfect. The plan is perfect because God is the One who designed it. The perfection comes from Him, and He alone is perfect. He knows us better than we know ourselves, and He has designed and set into action a plan specifically engineered for our lives.
Paul tells us in Philippians 1:6 that God saved us and started a good work in us, and His work in us will come to full completion.
As we think about God at work in us, we must remind ourselves that as imperfect as we are, God is perfection. Nothing we can ever do will be good enough to satisfy God’s perfection. Only Jesus, the Perfect One, is good enough. And because we are in Christ, God’s perfect plan is possible for us!
From the book “Promises for our everyday lives”