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Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, October 18, 2019.
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
I’m Not Done Yet
If you walk through my home, you will find the remains for my “projects.” My projects are the things that I started working on but never quite finished. There are half put together barstools in the basement. There is a three quarters built classic car model sitting on a shelf somewhere. There are shelves in the garage that are not quite completed waiting for me to get back to them and hang them in their rightful place. It is not that I don’t want to finish these projects, but something always comes up; another project captures my attention, and what was once a priority somehow becomes a side note, and then another thing waiting for me to come back to it.
What I have realized is that the middle of a project is always the hard part of the project. In the beginning, there is the excitement of the new adventure. You get to unbox something, maybe use some new tools, and all of the excitement is right there. But a couple of hours or a couple of days into the project, the box is open the tools are used, and there are still parts everywhere. So you take a break, and when you come back you no longer have the excitement of the new project, so you start a new, new project and promise to get back to the old, new project. The issue becomes that running from a new project to another new project never leaves any project finished. I am so glad God is not like us.
Friends, one of the great things about God is, God finishes what he starts. Sometimes we can feel like an incomplete project and wonder where God is. We can feel as if we are half done, not finished and have been case aside; rest assured you are not any of those things. God has invested in you and does not walk away in the middle of anything. There are times that God seems like He is not doing anything, but those are often the times that God is preparing us and giving us the rest we will need for what is ahead. So never think God has walked away. God always finishes what he starts, and he has not bought you this far to leave you unfinished. So the next time you feel like an incomplete project know that there is a voice in heaven crying out to remind you, “I’m not done yet.”