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.
Did you know I am terrible at finishing what I’ve started? Whether it’s the completion of a room I’m redecorating, a work assignment I have been given to complete, or a manuscript I’ve begun, I struggle with bringing a project to completion.
The Corinthian Christians also struggled with bringing a project to completion. A year after proposing an idea to collect money for their brothers and sisters in the church at Jerusalem, the project was still not completed. To encourage them to complete the project they started, Paul wrote them a letter.
Did you begin a writing project at the beginning of 2017 that has yet to be completed as the year draws to a close? If your answer is yes, I encourage you to finish what you’ve started. Determine first what has prevented you from finishing your project (e.g., procrastination, lack of time, work, social media). Then create a plan for how you will finish your writing project before the year ends. For as Paul told the Corinthian believers: since you were the first one to propose the idea for your manuscript, you are the only one who can bring it to completion.
Sharing the journey,