Philippians 1:6 "And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." God is constantly working to bring about His will, His plan in our lives. Paul is convinced that what God started in our lives, He will finish it - no questions asked. How can Paul make such a statement? How can he be sure?
First of all, the apostle knows that God is not a man that he should lie. (Numbers 23:19) God has no capacity to speak untruthfully to you. He is not a man who is filled with good intentions but at the same time limited in his capacity to fulfill all his promises. God's will is always backed up with unlimited ability. What He says He can do He has the ability to perform it.
God's will is always backed up with unlimited ability.
Next, we have been given the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit as a guarantee that He will fulfill His promise. Look at 2 Corinthians 1:21-22. This continual presence of God in our lives helps us stay encouraged regardless of what is going on in our lives. Oftentimes in our pursuit of God's promises things don't look good. Things don't work out as we had hoped. It is in those moments that we need to reposition ourselves in the presence of God and find hope again. He has assured us that He will never leave us or forsake us even to the end of the world. We are reminded that He is faithful by His faithful presence. In losses, disappointments, failures, and even injustices, He is there.
Lastly, His Word will not return void. What He says will be done. It will be accomplished. See Isaiah 55:11 / Hebrews 4:12. Once God speaks a word, the word never falls to the ground as if dead. His Word is living and active. In other words, when He speaks it, it goes to work to accomplish His desire. It will be fulfilled. It will not return to Him without achieving His intention.
Today, I want you to think about the Word God has spoken concerning your life. Now, strip away any doubt and make a strong declaration of agreement with His Word. Shout "Amen" to His Word. This agreement with His will helps remove any obstacle from His Word transferring the promise from the heavenly realm to our earthly reality.