As we celebrate the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, many people will reflect upon the sacrifice Christ made for mankind. His main purpose in the Earth was to come and die so that we can live. Jesus knew His Purpose, and even though He faced trials, temptations, and ultimately death, in the end, He was able to honestly say, “It is finished,” because it was. He accomplished what He was sent to do. He Finished What He Started.
This should be our goal: When we stand before God, at the end of our (long) life, we are able to say “It is finished;” because we will have fulfilled our purpose here in the Earth.
This week, in honor of our Lord, Jesus Christ, I challenge you to Finish What You Started. After all, we have Christ as the Perfect example.
I recently did an assessment of my progress for the year thus far, based on goals on my vision board. There are a few things that I have not accomplished, and some things I haven’t even started. I asked myself why, and I have no legitimate reason. There is nothing stopping me, except me! I thought about all that our Saviour endured for me to have an opportunity to set, reach, and even exceed goals, and I consider it ungrateful not to give it my all. I want to do everything God has predestined me to do! I want to stand before Him empty.
I sat down and I took stock of what I need to do. Here is my list:
- Closer Relationship with Him ~ Learning more of His ways
- Lose Weight ~ Live an overall healthier lifestyle
- Love ~ Giving genuine love and knowing that it is okay to expect to receive genuine love
- Fearless ~ Truly give all my fears to God/ taking the limits off/ no more chains
- Family ~ Salvation for my entire family. Seeing my family blessed, healthy, and prosperous
- Nations ~ Impact nations just as He said I would
So, That Settles It; I am committed to Finish What I Started. Will you Finish What You Started? I know there will be obstacles, difficult days, and some disappointments, but we cannot stop. In those times that we feel like quitting, let us remember all the hurt and shame our Savior endured on the cross (our light afflictions don’t even come close in comparison), but He didn’t let it stop Him. He Finished What He Started!
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. John 19:28-30
Thank You Jesus!