“...that He (God) who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion...”
How are you at finishing things you’ve started? Some people are great at starting projects and not-so-great at finishing them. Some struggle to get started, but once they get going they’re most certainly going to get it done. Few are eager to start a project and see it through with maximum effort. However, I do believe we have been in each pair of shoes and it most likely depends on the work at hand.
Here is some really good news. God always finishes His work and does so with a supernatural level of attention, care, love and perfection. Paul had witnessed an obvious and beautiful change in the Philippians. He credited the change in them as the work of God in their lives, not that they were finished products, but that they were being transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Yet Paul was confident that God would finish His work in them. It would not be left undone or partially transformed. In fact, I have yet to find an instance in Scripture where God abandons a work He started.
God is doing a work in you. Maybe it’s an obvious work or perhaps one that’s hardly noticeable, yet. But we can be confident, as God’s children, there is some level of work taking place within us. Although we’d like to, we don’t have to know the plans. We don’t have to know the date of completion. All we need to know is that God will finish what He’s started. We need only to pray for the trust and surrender necessary to stay out of the Lord’s way so that work can continue and be carried to completion.