It's that time again. Time to write for five minutes with no edits. Today's topic: Finish.
He who has begun a good work in you is faithful to finish it. Is a clipping of a bible verse (Philippians 1:6), and what I first think of when I hear finish.
Finish for me is a verb. Finish can easily be related to having the perseverance and courage and heart to complete a task, a journey, a decision, a calling…Here I think about Paul’s words and encouragement to run the race and live for Christ.
Often times in life tasks, decisions, and day to day ramblings the finish line can often be out of view… Some worthy projects and responsibilities have little to do with me completing them. This is why I am so comforted by the verse from Philippians. God is faithful to complete me. It is not up to my own ability but in God’s.
So, today I want to challenge you with this idea: Nothing can be ‘finished’ without starting. There is not end without beginning. A runner racing towards the finish line had to have started…
Starting can often be the hardest part. Sometimes starting is exciting…but the grind of continuing on in what was started is all but debilitating… To this I encourage you to remember that God will finish the work. We just need to be willing to start the race…to run with endurance for our Heavenly Father and allow Him to finish.