Are you guilty of starting something and not finishing it? I think that we all are. The challenge comes when it becomes a habit and it becomes routine with the things of God. God has called each of us to a specific work for the kingdom. He has graced us with His ability to fulfill the call that He has on our individual lives. Philippians 3:13-14 teach you that to complete the work that God called you to do is going to require you to press, reach and forget. You have to press toward the mark God set for you and reach for the prize, but you also have to forget those things that are behind you. These are things that hinder your progress toward completing the work that God called you to do.
Hebrews 12:1-2 teach you that you are to run the race that has been set before you. You need to not look across the aisle and see what other folks are doing and measure your work and progress by them, but seek God for the work that He called you to do and run that race . . . this is the race that has been set before you. What is God saying here? He is saying that it is important that you finish; that you run the race all the way till the end. Running the race until the end requires more than just knowing there is an end. It requires having seen the end, and yourself finishing the race . . . you see that in the spirit, and that’s where faith comes in. I remember a choir director saying that when he was a little boy he used to line up stuffed animals and direct them like they were a choir. Can you imaging directing stuffed animals in song? The gifting was in that choir director even as a child and he was working the gift that God put in him and growing up in God, under the influence of a Christian environment, he can grow into the choir director that God called him to be.
I am going to give an example of following through until the end on the weekly radio broadcast. There is no better example than God’s plan for salvation. Join me on the radio on Wednesdays at noon EST on heaven983.com to hear the series of lessons and grow in God with Sow the Word where I am sowing the Word into the heart of man.