Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
We are not alone in this amazing work God has called us to! What a comfort to know that God works in us to do His will; He doesn’t just leave us to do it alone. He equips us, guides us, and enables us according to His good purpose. God is the master architect, and He is using each of our lives to build up His beautiful Church. We may not see how powerfully God is using us this side of heaven, but one day we will. Until then, we need to walk in obedience to God’s calling on our lives and trust Him with the master plan.