Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. Genesis 2:1
Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting was finished…. Exodus 39:32
So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days. Nehemiah 6:15
When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
And He told me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give freely from the spring of the water of life. Revelation 21:6
God Finishes What He Starts
So, God’s Word gives us a panoramic view of this history of how God dealings with people. In God, we see that He finishes what He starts. If we are to imitate God Ephesians 5:1, then we must be seen as people that finish what they start. We are to be wise and led by the Spirit so that we finish what we set our hands to do, lest we become a fool Luke 14:28 before humanity.
Are We Imitators of God?
A famous phrase of missionaries is this: “Where God guides, He provides.” I’ve personally experienced this. God taught a phrase to my family and I: “Every delay is a good delay.” So, here’s the point of this post. Do we have things that God anointed us to do but we’ve left undone? Has the God of all Creation laid things on our hearts that without a doubt are from God, but we never can find the time to do? Now here’s the big one: Which people has God placed in our lives to love, to help, to adopt, to mentor, but we have been too busy doing God’s work to complete the job that Jesus gave us to do?
If anyone can answer “no” to all these questions, then I join you in celebrating your obedience to Christ. In good conscience, I cannot include myself in this honor roll. I have unfinished business that I must attend to.
With a shameful face, and sadness, I confess that I’ve not finished things that Jesus, my Savior, has placed in my hands to do. I repent. I make a pledge today, with you as witnesses, that I will adjust my priorities, and I will finish the things that can be salvaged which Jesus gave me to do. I pray the same for you if you have unfinished business with God. Amen.
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