looking unto Jesus, the ]author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 NKJV
Summer is upon us and it opens lots of opportunities for working on some of the “to-do’s” around the home. Our land had lots of trees, bushes and weeds when we moved here 9 years ago. We have slowly been pushing back on all of that wild shrubbery to make some more yard space – which now has to be mowed on a regular basis. It is hard to know when we will be at the finish mark. All home owners can stop laughing as you already know, it is continuous work and upkeep.
The Hebrew writer informs us that Jesus is both the author (originator) and the finisher (perfector or completor) of our faith. Today let’s focus on the finisher concept.
With all of the to-do’s of house work, job responsibilities, return email communication, people to get back with on the phone, follow up medical and dental appointments, vehicle maintenance, and meal planning, there is little time to think about being a finisher.
Am i, I am a finisher. Jesus is standing on the other side of the finish line patiently waiting for the transformation of our lives into His image. In one sense, it is already accomplished, in another we are working out our salvation. The key is Jesus, the lover of our souls, is the one who is orchestrating the transformation. He never fails.
I want you to move on top of the mound of overwhelming open-ended projects to receive the peace of Jesus declaration that you are a finisher. One of my “todo” software apps gave this encouragement. “Those who prioritize 3 to 5 projects a day find they were successful at completing those projects”. I have close to 40 on the list. BUT when I identify the main two or three projects for the day, I have found that I adjust my time and efforts to complete those projects.
You are a finisher. It simply means to bring things to a complete ending. After the yard project, put the tools away properly – then it is finished. Get the kids or spouse involved in cleaning, washing and putting all of the food and dishes away after that fantastic meal…then it is finished.
Allow Jesus to breathe fresh hope and life to engage in completing projects that have been overwhelming. You are a finisher as you stand with Jesus. He taught us what the joy of endurance looks like. Say it and believe it. Am i, I AM a finisher!
Blessings Love y’all