Clean your plate! There are children overseas who are starving and would appreciate that food.
Finish it! (conscience speaking) you paid good money for that.
Do it again – you missed some – you didn’t finish the job!
(I left the worst for last and now I just want to be done with it so I hurried)
I started that building/cleaning/sorting/writing project /diet… (fill in the blank) days – weeks – months – years ago – I need to
Come on – you can do it – finish the race – a few more steps! (I didn’t think I could finish, but with the coach spurring me on, I did it!)
Have any of those Finish It challenges been part of your life? (mine too)
The gospel of Luke talks about finishing what we begin
Luke 14:29-30 “Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’
and in the book of Acts, Luke sets an example and encourages us further:
Acts 20:24 “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, in order that I may finish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
Paul, in First Corinthians, gets even more personal and specific with us:
2Cor. 8:11 But now finish doing it also; that just as there was the readiness to desire it, so there may be also the completion of it by your ability
Three Steps to Finishing – lessons from the above verses:
- Identify your course and calling which you had a desire to start with the intention of completing it.
- Identify what has gotten in the way in your life that you need to clear out so you can continue on the path to fulfill that course and calling.
- Return to your first love – recall the inspiration of your calling and recommit yourself to that course by outlining the steps you need to take to – Finish it!
If you have a challenge that needs prayer to completion, let me know (comment, personal message or email) I’d be honored to pray for you and with you, and to help you track your path to fulfillment whether it is your calling, your course, or your closet!