We’re seven months into the year. You probably started a new diet at the beginning of 2017. You were excited and you started it January 1st. By now, you’ve gone back to your old eating habits, thoughts ideas. Maybe you took on a new endeavor? Started a new relationship?
The truth of the matter is, there’s nothing wrong with finishing what you’ve started last year. Many people have great difficulty in finishing a thing; starting classes, starting diets, starting relationships, starting reading the word of God more, starting to listen more and talk less, but something happens midstream where they are not able to follow through with what they started, and then they start something new at the beginning of each new year.
What God starts, he finishes.
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
The tragedy comes when something within that’s not the voice of God makes you believe you’ve got to start something new just because it’s a new year!
Finish what you started.
The scripture says the work that was started was good- there are many endeavors that you started that wasn’t good. You started it! It took up your time, it even took up space in your thoughts. It was a work that wasn’t orchestrated by God but you had to do something “new” so you started a work! Now there’s two works going on within. And one of them won’t get the undivided attention of God! But this work… the work that God has begun in you is good. It started out good and it’s going to finish good! Be careful of those naysayers, that make you believe that the more busy you are, the more in line with God’s will you are. Not so!
The work that was started in you is ongoing.
Jesus himself finished what the Father started…. he said not my will but thy will be done!
Finish what you started. Whatever that looks like for you. Don’t let 2017 go out and you’ve picked up something new to “do” for 2018. Ask God to help you “finish strong”.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to finish the things I start. Help me to stay focused on what you have planned for my hands to do. Not my will, but your will be done . In Jesus’ name. Amen.