Sometimes our challenge is to be a finisher. The Apostle Paul says, “I have finished my course...I have kept the faith." The idea of finishing doesn’t seriously occur to us in the excitement of starting something. Oh, it may exist vaguely in the background, but the hard work of completing the job is just a watermark on the backdrop of visionary joy. Later, when the new wears off of our project, that watermark begins to take over the foreground with a demanding hue. We often view it as a dark blot on our pretty picture.
Finishing is the mark of a master. It is proof that the vision was worthy of starting in the first place. Whatever you are starting, purpose to finish it. Not only does the work get completed, but another part of you is completed with it.