“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” ~ Philippians 1:6
Today I fell victim to attractive recipe photography and enticing ingredients. The finished product is white chocolate caramel cashew popcorn, and it is delicious. I’m probably going to have to give away most of it, to prevent myself from eating it all in one sitting.
Making the souped-up caramel corn required, of course, that I make caramel. The trick with making good caramel, is that once you bring it to a boil, you have to let it boil until it reaches the firm-ball stage – without stirring it.
Seems simple enough, right?
But for reasons unknown, this particular set of directions can be incredibly difficult for me. I really, really want to do something to help the process along – like stir. Yet there has to be a reason that the directions say to leave it alone, so as crazy as it makes me, I do.
Sometimes God is working on something in us, and our instincts tell us to rush in and help Him out. Maybe He’s promised to do something in our lives, and it just seems like it isn’t happening fast enough. However, today’s verse in Philippians promises us that God will carry out the good work He started in you – until it is finished.
So put the spoon down! Let God do what He set out to do in your life.