God’s Work in You
For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to will and to act for His good purpose.
Do you realize that God is working in you? When you suddenly change your bad attitude to a good one because you realize it is futile otherwise, God has done a work. If a verse of Scripture has new meaning to you, God just paid you a visit. When you change your mind on something because you gained more insight into the situation, God has been working. If you now desire to do something good that you would have never attempted before out of fear, God has been working. He has been changing your heart and your desire to bring it in line with His own.
God does not force His will upon us. He knows what to do to make us desire to do His will, and He empowers us to do it. He created us, and He knows just what it takes to make us run like a well- oiled machine. He fills us with the oil of His Holy Spirit and speaks to us in ways we understand.
We are all a work in progress, and God works from the inside out. We may not outwardly see what is happening, but God is actively working on the inside. Eventually, what He is doing will work its way out. Be patient with yourself and with others. God knows how to work all things together for our good and how to bring His will into being. Where we are unwilling, He knows how to make us willing, which is both a promise and a warning. Whether we are as gentle as a lamb or as stubborn as a donkey, we will eventually fulfill our purpose. Some just require more discipline than others. Which will you be?
Have a blessed day!