Driving today I heard Mandisa’s song, “Unfinished”. I’ve heard it before but had never really paid much attention to the lyrics. So, when I got home I decided to find those lyrics. Wow! What a great reminder that God isn’t finished with me yet.
He started something good, And I’m gonna believe it, He started something good, And He’s gonna complete it, So I’ll celebrate the truth, His work in me ain’t through, I’m just unfinished. I know His history, And the kind of God He is, He might make it a mystery, But He’s proven I can trust in Him, And yea, I believe it, Still working, Still, still working on me, He’s still working, Still, still working on me.
So many times I have wondered what God is doing in my life. When things look so amazing and then bam, a sudden job loss or a detour in what we thought we were supposed to do. So many times I’ve tried to diligently read the Word daily and have fallen off that wagon to only get back on more times than I care to admit. So many times I have had to bite my tongue or work really hard to not show on my face the thoughts going through my head. I could go on and on. But despite all these things, God’s still working on me. He has never left me or forsaken me. Despite all the times I’ve turned my back and tried to do my own thing, God’s still working on me.
I know He will never be finished working on me until the day he calls me home. But until then I pray I live my life to show His love to everyone I come in contact with, whether it be a quick smile at the grocery store, or the little boy in the neighborhood that desperately wants attention and food but especially to the two that share space with me on a daily basis. May my actions and how I show respect to them daily be a constant reflection of Jesus’ love for them.
I pray that whatever you are going through today you will remember that God’s not finished with you yet. The troubles and turmoil are temporary, even though it feels like it will never end. Your mourning will be turned to dancing and as Mandisa’s song says, “He’s making you a masterpiece”. Praise God we are unfinished!