[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you… Philippians 2:13 (AMPC)
Many people want to grow and change, but they strive and work at it all on their own. Change can be really hard work if you do not understand how God has designed you to change. The power and desire to change come from God, but you have to let Him finish what He starts.
You may want to get up and walk out when things get hard, but you need to give God time. He wants to birth something new in your life.
Imagine if a woman in labour said, “Stop! I changed my mind.” Something has been started that needs to be followed through to completion, even if it’s uncomfortable. In the end, when she’s holding her precious baby, she will know it was all worth it.
Something new and beautiful can only be birthed in your life if you stay with the process. If you keep studying the Bible, you are letting God finish His work. When you let God finish what He starts in you, you will be able to look back at where you once were and see how you have become a new, more improved you!
Those who do not take the time to study the Bible slow down God’s work. Set aside time to spend with Him. Allow Him to keep working on you so He can finish what He’s started, leaving you better, stronger and healthier than you have ever been.