This helped me out today.
“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, NLT)
It’s interesting that the last thing Jesus that said on the cross was, “It is finished.” It certainly looked like the end. It looked like it was over. But I believe that wasn’t just a statement of fact, it was a statement of faith. Jesus was saying to His Father, “I’ve done My part. I’ve fulfilled My destiny. Now I’ve got total trust and confidence in You that You are going to finish what You started.” Even though it looked like the end, in reality, it was only the beginning.
When it looks dark in your own life, when things aren’t going your way, dare to make that declaration of faith just like Jesus, “It is finished.” What you’re really saying is, “God, I know You are going to turn this situation around. I know You are going to heal my body. I know You are going to restore my family. I know You are going to give me the breaks that I need. I’ve done my part, and I know You will do Yours.” Always remember to speak victory over your circumstances because He is faithful, and He will complete what He’s started in you.
Such a great insight from this man.
"I’m an actor."
"How has being an actor differed from your initial expectations?"
"Well, I think everyone decides to become an actor from a place of love. But when it becomes your job, there’s an adjustment, because suddenly you are in competition with other people for your livelihood. And some people can’t handle it. I’ve been lucky enough to find work my entire life. But I’ve seen a lot of talented people who weren’t so lucky."
"So what separates you from the talented people who weren’t able to find work?"
"I’ve always been very driven. I’ve seen many talented people fail because they aren’t driven. In school, they were able to win roles because of their talent. But you reach a point where talent isn’t enough to compete. Because as you progress, you’re eventually going to run up against people who are both talented and driven."