It seems to me that I can sense the satisfaction Paul felt in knowing he had finished what he had set out to do. I know that feeling, and I enjoy it very much. I doubt that any of us feel good about ourselves when we give up on something and don’t finish what we begin. I encourage you today to stand strong in faith, knowing that God is with you and that He wants you to go all the way to the finish line.
Even when we are weary and think of giving up, let’s remember the joy we will have when we complete what we have started. God’s grace and power are with us to help us keep going when it is difficult. Paul said it didn’t matter how hard it was or what it cost him, if only he could finish his course with joy (see Acts 20:24). It requires determination, but with God’s help we can do it!
Prayer Starter: Father, help me finish what I have started no matter how challenging it is. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.