Can you recall how many times that you have started something and did not finish it? A few things that you may have started and did not finish, could be a job commitment, work or school project, a friendship, romantic relationship, marriage, attending school for a diploma, college for a degree, a conversation, a meal, a new year’s resolution or even a thought.
Each time that we start something the intended result is that a reward will accompany when we finish. To be a finisher requires commitment, a never give up attitude, determination, and a strong will power.
We might be more encouraged to finish if there was a risk for not finishing. The risk for not finishing could be having to start over from the beginning, losing out on being successful or pay a fee for quitting. To be a finisher, there must be a desire to see what was started to the end. Without a commitment or determination, it appears that it is easy to walk away or start something else, starting something new is a great idea, but it is also important to be a finisher of what you start. It might be helpful to have a partner that will hold you accountable or will enforce a penalty if what was started was not finished.
If you are like most people that are in the habit of starting something and not finishing it, we could all learn something by looking at what is written in scripture, Philippians 1:6, Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. What if God was not a finisher? Although the things that we start are not as important as the works of Christ and our salvation, however, what we start is important for our living from day to day.
It is fortunate for us that we do not have to know what it’s like for God not to be a finisher. We should have the same determination for what we start as God has for us. Finishers finish what they start. I Will, Will You?