Did you finish what you started in 2016?


I suggest you finish what you started a year ago, for you were the first to propose the idea, and you were the first to begin doing something about it. Now you should carry this project through to completion just as enthusiastically as you began it.

 II Corinthians 8:10, 11, NLT.

Are you as terrible as I am about finishing what you start? Whether it’s the completion of a room I am redecorating, a project I have been assigned to complete at work, or a manuscript I have started writing, I struggle with starting a project, but not bringing it to completion.

The Corinthian believers also started a project they had not completed.  They told the apostle Paul they were going to collect money for the Jerusalem church. Yet a year after proposing the idea, the project was still not completed. Paul wrote a letter to the Corinthian believers and encouraged them to finish what they had started.

Aspiring writer, have you started a writing project this year, but have put off completing it due to whatever the reason(s)?  If yes, I encourage you as the year draws to a close to finish what you’ve started. For if this is a project God initially placed in your heart to write this year, you are the only one he wants to use to bring it to completion.

Sharing the journey,


Aspiring writer’s prayer: Father, please help me to bring every idea you have given me this year to completion. Amen.

Your challenge for the week: Sit down and take a moment to think about how you can bring a writing project to completion before the year draws to a close. Post your comments my blog. I enjoy hearing from you!


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