The Finished Product

Written by Gray Pearson on .

I read this interesting little tidbit of information the other day, and was reminded of how God works in our lives to get us to the point where He wants us.

‘Have you ever wondered what the name “WD-40” stands for? The “WD” signifies “Water Displacement.” Originally, Rocket Chemical techs designed the product to be a missile-part degreaser and it needed to be able to displace water to do the job.

The “40” stands for how many versions of the product they concocted until they got one that could do the job. Now, the product has some 2,000 official uses, but 1999 of them were unintended benefits, and none of them would have been possible if the team of technicians had stopped on the 39th try.’

In Philippians 1:6, the Apostle Paul wrote these words, “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.” I am so encouraged by this, to think that God is not through with me yet, that He is still working on me to make me into the man He wants me to be.

Later in the book of Philippians, Paul tells the church at Philippi that God is working in them to carry out His purpose in their lives.

As we look at this passage and apply to our lives today, there are several truths I see.

First, the confidence with which Paul prayed, he knew that God was faithful and trustworthy to finish what He started. Paul understood, by way of the Holy Spirit, that God would keep working, keep molding, keep shaping and pruning us into the men and women of God that He desires for us to be.

God will carry on that work until He is done.

Maybe you also have a honey-do list of projects that need to be finished, putting off one project to start or complete another and that first project just sits on the back burner, and may be forgotten about.

We never have to worry about being put on God’s back burner, because He is continually working in and on us to make us into the person He wants us to be.

Part of that growing process comes through the involvement in a local church, so I want to encourage you to find a church to plug into, allow God to work in your life and serve others while you serve Him.

We would love to have you join us any Sunday at 10:30 am for worship.

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