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Unfinished Work

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.  Philippians 1:6 NKJV

unfinished workI acknowledge and celebrate milestones for momentous events that have taken place during my lifetime, especially my birthdays.

Reflecting on those milestones, I remember turning twenty and having a sense of freedom while enjoying life with little care or concern. A decade later, my thirties proved to be years of maturation where more responsibility replaced my freedom. Turning forty wasn’t easy because, in my mind, I was now old. At fifty, I felt liberated with increased confidence in myself. Then, sixty arrived quickly and caught me off guard. I was pensive momentarily, then faced the reality of how fast the years had passed.

Although thankful to God for allowing me to see those years, I still felt disappointed. I questioned my accomplishments and whether my endeavors had been successful. I wondered if I had wasted time and energy on things that didn’t matter. Had I done my part in leading others to Christ and serving in a ministry? At sixty, would I become idle or allow my age to hinder me?

I thought about stories in the Bible where God called people over sixty to accomplish His miraculous work. Abraham was seventy-five when God called him to leave his home. He became a great leader with unwavering faith. Moses was eighty when God told him to return to Egypt and lead the children of Israel to the Promised Land. God called others such as Noah, Joseph, Nehemiah, Esther, and David. Age was never a factor.

No matter our age, when we have faith in and trust God, our milestones can become steppingstones to deepen our relationship with God. We learn to rely on His power to do His work, whatever He calls us to do. God will equip us, and we can know He will finish any work He begins in us.

How can you ensure you will do the work God calls you to without giving excuses?

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Felicia Dawson

Felicia is a native of Richmond, Virginia, and has authored There Is a Church on Every Corner, So Why Isn’t Everyone Saved? She believes God can use ordinary people to do extraordinary things to help lead others to Christ and build His kingdom on earth.