Finishing What You Started [Devotion]
Starting something new comes pretty easy to me. I’ll admit: I get enthusiastic – excited, even! – about starting new things and new projects.
There’s something so exhilarating in launching off with a new project for the year, or committing to a daily devotional, or beginning a new book.
I liken it to the shiny new toy that children get at Christmas time. You know, the kind that they’ve been talking about for weeks and months, hoping and wishing (maybe even pleading to their parents) that it will be under the tree, come Christmas morning.
And when Christmas morning arrives and they unwrap this new shiny toy, the whole household is keenly aware of how ecstatic they are. It’s like you can’t even get their attention anymore.
But two months later, that shiny new toy isn’t so shiny anymore. It’s had a good run for it’s money (hopefully!) and now it’s collecting dust somewhere in the back of the bedroom.
My childhood days are long over now, but it’s uncanny how I am still prone to do the same thing: getting tired with the things I’ve started because I’ve become bedazzled by new things that capture my interest.
But there’s something to be said about finishing what you start out.
In relation to faith, Paul talks about finishing the race in 2 Timothy 4:7.
Yet, finishing well has great practicality in every part of our daily lives, too.
With the year almost over, let’s finish out 2013 with great completion for the things we had set out to do this year.Comment on Facebook Comment on Twitter
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