In a world where many things are disposable and easily thrown away, it is no surprise that instead of finishing what we started, being committed or seeing the value in something enough to restore, revamp or reuse it, we often throw it away and get another one.
Maybe this mindset of disposability is also why we can short-change ourselves regarding our personal growth physically, mentally, and emotionally. We’ve picked up the mindset that if it’s too much effort, why bother, and we either trade what we have for another one or don’t make an effort to change where necessary.
Our spiritual walk can also suffer as we fail to explore and discover all that Jesus has to show us, meaning we can settle for far less than He has for us.
Jesus, however, is not into things being disposable or too much effort for him to bother. He does not overlook us either but loves and accepts us just as we are. However, He also loves us far too much to leave us with some of the things we carry around through life.
Even when we may feel like our life, relationships, health, and future are fit only for the scrap heap or are just too hard to contemplate, Jesus is in the business of revival, restoration, healing, and making all things new in our lives. He makes statements like, “I will perfect that which concerns you, and will complete that which I have started in you; that you are My masterpiece, created with good things to do, and that I have a book in heaven with all My plans and purposes for your life written in it.
If we miss it, stray down the wrong path, or suffer disappointments and hurt, Jesus won’t give up on us. He will keep loving and calling us, as he works to perfect in us all that He has created us to be. (Philippians 1:6; Ephesians 2:10; Psalm 139)
No matter where you are and what your past or present situation is, Jesus wants you to know He hasn’t given up on you, nor does He see you as not worth the effort. He gave His life for you and then conquered sin, death, and every evil so that you might know Him, receive His forgiveness and live an amazing life.
Today if you are running from Jesus, or something else, I encourage you to stop and turn to Him. He’s been calling you for a very long time. If you feel a failure or wonder if you are ever going to succeed, know that you are worth it and can achieve your goals and live your best life with His help. You may have given up before, but He has never given up on you.
Jesus has so much more, and He says your life is valuable and worth everything to Him. He sees you and promises that if only you follow Him and His ways, He will lead you to a life that exceeds anything you could ask, think or possibly imagine. (Ephesians 3:20)
‘Being confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will complete it.” (Philippians 1:6)
“God. I’m an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I am thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind me, and you’re there, then up ahead, and you’re there, too.” (Psalm 139:1-6 The Message Translation)
Prayer: Jesus, help me understand how much I matter to you and that you see my life as valuable and worth putting in the effort to finish what you have started in me. Would you please help me trust you to lead the way so I can follow. In Jesus name Amen.