>Philippians 1:6

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. (NLT)

Self-help is over-rated. Seriously, how far can you take yourself? You already know everything that you know. What do you know that you can teach yourself? That’s just silly.

God is working on you. How does God work? He inspires with His creation (Romans 1). He speaks through your conscience (Romans 2). Every believer has God’s Spirit (Romans 8). He influences through other believers. He has given His book, the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16). God arranges circumstances to speak to you. He has planned your purposes and your steps. He even uses difficult people and circumstances to direct or redirect you.

How is God working in your life today? Maybe something that you assumed was an obstacle is really a lesson from Him. Maybe the person you would rather avoid is God’s chisel to craft you into His image.

Life is not separate from spiritual growth. It’s easy to think, “Well, when I get past this situation, then I can focus on my spiritual growth.” What you are facing is a key component in your spiritual growth. That may sound discouraging or even impossible, but God is always at work around us.
Notice how God is at work in your life today.

Copyright © 2009 by Allen White
All Scripture quotations taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation. Copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.

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